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Out of the blue /

by Cameron, Sophie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Macmillan Children's Books, 2018.Description: 478 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 1250149916; 9781250149916.Subject(s): Angels -- Teen fiction | Grief -- Teen fiction | Mothers -- Death -- Teen fiction | Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Teen fiction | Young adult fiction | Fantasy fiction | Magic realist fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Magic realist fiction | Young adult worksSummary: "Ten days after Jaya Mackenzie’s mum dies, angels start falling from the sky. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived. Hysteria mounting with every Being that drops, Jaya’s father uproots the family to Edinburgh intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can’t stand this obsession and, struggling to make sense of her mother’s sudden death and her own role on that fateful day, she’s determined to stay out of it. When her best friend disappears and her father’s mania spirals, things hit rock bottom and it’s at that moment something extraordinary happens: an angel lands right at Jaya’s feet, and it’s alive. Finally she is forced to acknowledge just how significant these celestial beings are. Set against the backdrop of the Edinburgh festival, Out of the Blue tackles questions of grief and guilt and fear over who we really are. But it's also about love and acceptance and finding your place in this world as angels drop out of another." -- Provided by publisher.
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<p> When otherworldly beings start falling from the sky, it seems like the end of days are near--but for one girl, it's just the beginning of an adventure that will change her life. <br> <br> Jaya's life has completely fallen apart. Her mother is dead, her dad is on an obsessive wild goose chase, and mysterious winged beings are falling from the sky. For the past nine months, none of the them have survived the plummet to Earth, but when a female being lands near Jaya--and is still alive--she doesn't call the authorities. She hides the being and tries to nurse her back to health.<br> <br> Set against the backdrop of a society trying to come to grips with the possibility of a world beyond, Out of the Blue is the story of how one unexpected turn of events can put you on a path toward healing.</p>

"Ten days after Jaya Mackenzie&#x2019;s mum dies, angels start falling from the sky. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived. Hysteria mounting with every Being that drops, Jaya&#x2019;s father uproots the family to Edinburgh intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can&#x2019;t stand this obsession and, struggling to make sense of her mother&#x2019;s sudden death and her own role on that fateful day, she&#x2019;s determined to stay out of it. When her best friend disappears and her father&#x2019;s mania spirals, things hit rock bottom and it&#x2019;s at that moment something extraordinary happens: an angel lands right at Jaya&#x2019;s feet, and it&#x2019;s alive. Finally she is forced to acknowledge just how significant these celestial beings are. Set against the backdrop of the Edinburgh festival, Out of the Blue tackles questions of grief and guilt and fear over who we really are. But it's also about love and acceptance and finding your place in this world as angels drop out of another." -- Provided by publisher.

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