Dear Blue SkyBook - 2013
Ever since her brother Sef left for Iraq, Cassie has felt like her life is falling apart. Her parents are fighting over her brother having gone to war. Her smart, beautiful sister is messing up. Her little brother, who has Down syndrome, is pretending he's a Marine. And her best friend no longer has time for her. In her loneliness Cassie turns to a surprising source of comfort: Blue Sky, an Iraqi girl she meets through her blog. The girls begin a correspondence and Cassie learns that when Blue Sky says "I want my life back," she means something profound, as she can no longer venture out in her destroyed city. Cassie takes strength from Blue Sky's courage and is inspired to stop running away from the pain, and to reclaim her life.
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When Cassie's older brother,Sef, enilsts to go to Iraq her life falls apart. Her older sister, Van, started sneaking out with her boyfriend. Her little brother, Jack, with Down Syndrome stopped talking, her mother drinks and Cassie's best friend started ignoring her. Cassie thinks its up to her to fix this mess. She then start's emailing an Iraqi 13 year old girl named Blue Sky. They talk of their problems at home, the war, and their families. Cassie and Blue Sky confide in each other as if they knew each other forever. Then realize's that if she wants to help her family, she needs to solve her problems first.
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