The novel The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson takes place in a lot of different locations. The book begins when one of the Nazi’s planes crash in a field where the main character Norah and her brother lived. As soon as they discover it, Norah and her brother Gavin are immediately shipped off by their parents from England as a war guest as their parents though their home was soon going to become a battlefield. When they arrive in Canada, Gavin is accepted into a family, but the social workers didn’t want to separate the siblings. So after a handful of begging and compromising, Norah is also taken in. Norah immediately hates Canada and dreams of returning to England to see her parents. Especially since she had gone from the intelligent popular girl that people looked up to at school in England, to a lonely “nobody” at school in Canada. Additionally, her new guardians are very demanding of her since she is the old sibling. Norah must find way to deal with her new life and still keep in touch with her family in Europe.
Unlike many novels revolved around war, Kit Pearson wrote the book in a very unique way. It allows readers to see a different perspective of the war from a young child’s mind. A mind that is carefree and full of innocence. And it’s not only about the thoughts on the battling or peace, but also how it affects its victims mentally. I recommend this book to those who enjoy reading historical fiction. Although it is a novel, it may spark new questions on what actually happened in the war in real life. Also, I would recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed any of the stories written by Kit Pearson as her books are very similar in terms of the plot.