Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo, Friendship, Single-parent families, Moving, Middle Schools, Recluses
Twelve-year-old Ruby Hayes is an expert at being invisible. So when Ruby and her mom move to Vermont, their next “forever home,” Ruby tries to be silent and unseen at school. She doesn’t want people asking about what happened to her father, or why her mother has to keep going to court. But staying invisible is hard this time when Ahmad Saleem, a Syrian refugee in her class, decides that he is Ruby’s new best friend. And Ruby finds herself drawn to Abigail, the strange old woman next door, whose house and past seem shrouded in mystery and suspicion. As rumors grow around town about the people she loves, Ruby must make a choice: stay silent and invisible, or stand up and be brave.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Ruby in the Sky,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40
, Article 127.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss3/127