Her Name in the Sky Her Name in the Sky

Her Name in the Sky

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Publisher Description

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, yet wondrous, possibility.

In this poignant coming-of-age novel, Hannah must find a compromise between the truth of her heart and the expectations of her community. She must break through her shame and learn to trust in the goodness of her friends. And above all, she and Baker must open their hearts to the saving power of love. Raw, moving, and teeming with unforgettable characters, Her Name in the Sky is a modern love story about the teenage quest for identity and the redeeming power of the human heart

Fiction & Literature
January 27
Kelly Quindlen
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

isntitdelicate ,

so insanely beautiful

easily one of the best books i’ve ever read. hannah and bakers dynamic, problems, and story is so well written. as a queer christian teenager from mississippi, the way the author showcased the struggle and problems that young queer teens face in a small, closed minded christian town felt so real and so thought through. i absolutely love the ending as well, (SPOILER) how hannah and baker stayed with their christian faith and didn’t just push it completely away, as i feel many books with queer christian characters do. it felt so natural, and so true, and i love how the internal struggle with faith and self worth from a christian perspective was written, and was deeply explored. it is such a complex and difficult situation to go through, and the author absolutely nailed the feelings and thoughts that go through the head of someone experiencing it. i seriously cried several times reading, coming from someone who never cries to books. so so SO beautiful and so well written, i cannot say this enough. such a perfect book

loozysoozy99 ,


A book has never better captured my experience of being a former-religious teenage girl coming to terms with her homosexuality. I teared up numerous times. Hannah & Baker are so special to me, they feel so real. I will definitely be rereading this book in the years to come.

seyssy11 ,

book review

beautifully written, made me cry several times.

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