Her Name in the Sky Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Seventeen-year-old Hannah wants to spend her senior year of high school going to football games and Mardi Gras parties. She wants to drive along the oak-lined streets of Louisiana's Garden District and lie on the hot sand of Florida's beaches. She wants to spend every night making memories with her tight-knit group of friends.
The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a girl - especially when that girl is her best friend, Baker.
Hannah knows she should like Wally, the kind, earnest boy who asks her to prom. She should cheer on her friend Clay when he asks Baker to be his girlfriend. She should follow the rules of her conservative community - the rules that have been ingrained in her since she was a child.
But Hannah longs to be with Baker, who cooks macaroni and cheese with Hannah late at night, who believes in the magic of books as much as Hannah does, and who challenges Hannah to be the best version of herself.
And Baker might want to be with Hannah, too - if both girls can embrace that world-shaking, wondrous possibility. Contains mature themes.
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 14 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||April 11 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #78,470 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#443 in LGBTQ2S+ Literature & Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#17,361 in Teen & Young Adult (Books)
#25,360 in LGBTQ2S+ Fiction (Books)
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It was extremely relatable with coming to terms with who you truly are. I definitely highlighted multiple passages in this book because they just hit me so hard.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone! It was nice reading a WLW story that was very realistic and relatable.
I loved the relationship between Hannah and Baker and their extended friend group. I liked how they were supportive and unsupportive of one another as different things came up. The complex relationships between the friend group as a whole made this so realistic.
This felt like one of those books that should have taken place in the 90s or early 2000s, but it was actually in 2012 which was ... strange to me. It felt as though it was a historical book but it never really clicked for me that way. I felt like the references were a weird date compared to the rest of the book, but that might just be my reading of it.
However, I loved Hannah and Baker both struggling with their sexuality and their spirituality. It was nice to see a character who was very religious try to come to terms with both religion and moving forward with what is their Truth. I think there are a lot of people who feel this way as well so I think it is almost therapeutic for people to read this one.
For those who are wanting to pick this up, there is a forced outing of a character, slurs throughout the book, and violence, just as an FYI. I wasn't triggered by them but that doesn't mean you will not be.
Overall, I really liked this one! If you have the opportunity to pick it up, definitely do so. I liked seeing the characters struggle with all aspects of their identity and try to bring them together. I hope you like this as much as I did!
Top reviews from other countries
This is the second time I have read this book in a year and I genuinely think this would make a good film, not just because we obviously need more LGBT films out there but because this is quite a sensitive subject in terms of sexuality and faith. I'm not personally a person of faith but I felt so sad for the protagonist, which is a real feat for a work of fiction. The writer obviously knows her stuff.
The book was really easy to get into and I really liked the dynamic between the group of friends. It was well written and built up a sense of drama and emotion.
Really quite touching.