Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Young Llama Thoughts
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  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.4 Llamas


This is the 7th book on my Llama Summer Book List and I read this one first! THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!! I have been looking for another sci-fi book to read, and then I saw this one and fell in love!

The book is really good but there is some cursing in it… “Sigh…” Since it is sci-fi I was expecting it, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying!!! (I really don’t like curse words, they ruin the book…) But besides that one thing, THE BOOK WAS AMAZING!!!!!

Now, there is also violence in the book, but it is a space kind-of fight so of course there’s gonna be violence! Ships do get shot down, and people do die… BUT THE BOOK IS STILL GOOD!!!!

I love the Spensa. She is amazing!!! But she does have a bad habit of yelling really weird things like, “I will destroy these aliens, crush their bones and make a throne out of their TOENAILS!!!!!!!!!”. I though it was the best thing EVER! But she does say some really “barbaric?” things. (Not sure if barbaric is the right word to explain it, how about “funny in a really barbaric way!”?)

Over all, this might me one of my new favorite books! I will defiantly be reviewing the second one when it comes out. (Which is very SOON!!!!!!) Have a book-filled day! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • The plot line!
  • The action!
  • This is a great book!!!!!


  • Unfortunately there are curse words…
  • And violence…

Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s–a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa’s chances of attending flight school at slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

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