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Harley in the Sky (Reprint)
Harley in the Sky (Reprint) | Akemi Dawn Bowman
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"Earnest, poetic." --Booklist "Raw, engaging." --Kirkus Reviews The Greatest Showman meets This Is Us by way of Sarah Dessen in this heart-wrenching, hopeful contemporary novel about a multiracial teen who risks it all to follow her dreams by joining the circus, from the award-winning author of Starfish. Harley Milano has dreamed of becoming a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her heart and soul that she would be up there herself one day. After a huge fight with her parents, who continue to insist she go to school instead, Harley leaves home, betrays her family, and joins the rival traveling circus Maison du Mystre. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion, and collaboration. At the same time, Harley must come to terms with the truth of her family and her past--and reckon with the sacrifices she made and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams. From award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes a luminous, unforgettable examination of love, loyalty, and the hard choices we must make to find where we truly belong.
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VioletMoonBooks
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Clwojick So true!! 4w
mcctrish I always say do you have type of book or do you want a variety 🤣🤣 4w
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VioletMoonBooks
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VioletMoonBooks
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Not many buildings can rival the bright lights and vibrant colors of the Strip at night, but the big top of Teatro della Notte certainly holds its own.
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VioletMoonBooks
Harley in the Sky (Reprint) | Akemi Dawn Bowman
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Dasquirt8 Loved hero at the fall series 1y
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Dasquirt8 I love book outlet! 1y
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crhealey
Harley in the Sky (Reprint) | Akemi Dawn Bowman
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Friday has been a wild journey, friends. It started w/ a long stressful day of teaching. My students are primarily low income & it‘s fairly usual to see a lot of behavioral changes b/c of economic anxiety around the holidays. Add a pandemic, & well, it was just a long day.

Came home, poured some wine & was scrolling #bookstagram & discovered that Simon Teen has this program called “Riveted Lit” ↩️

crhealey So I impulsively signed up and learned that they are making a novel free for 24 hours for every day until Christmas. I picked up today‘s, the tagged book, & DEVOURED IT. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This book is so careful in its depictions of mental health but adds in so much fun and magic and heart and love and it really made my day end well. Want to put it in my classroom ASAP! 2y
Megabooks Glad you could find something to bring up your spirits! 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Harley in the Sky | Akemi Dawn Bowman
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My first Akemi Bowman book!

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Ghostnipps
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“Stars shine their brightest in the dark, so take this opportunity and supernova the sh*t out of it” - Vivian

If you‘ve ever wanted to run away and join the circus like I have, you will absolutely adore this book. It‘s magical, whimsical, and full of so much hope. I love each of the characters, and the world building is phenomenal. I‘m not even a romance reader, but even that part had me swept up in a whirlwind of emotions.

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GondorGirl
Harley in the Sky | Akemi Dawn Bowman
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One of my bookstore working internet book friends surprised me today with a package containing four ARCs of books that come out this month.

The tagged book is something I was really looking forward to reading, but had to cancle my preorder when we were laid off. I'm sure I'll buy a copy once we're back at work, but I'm really excited that I don't have to wait to read it!

LiteraryinLawrence What a great surprise! 2y
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Karen3
Harley in the Sky | Akemi Dawn Bowman
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My best friend moved across the country today 🥺. The only thing to cheer me up was a trip to Barnes and Nobel. Happy books but sad me.

kspenmoll So sorry!!! 2y
LiteraryinLawrence I‘m sorry! 💗 2y
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BookNightOwl
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Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman is my first book I have read from this author. Thank you Netgalley and Simon and Shuster for a copy of this ARC for an honest review.
Harley Milano comes from a family of Circus Performers as well as her family owns the most famous circus in Las Vegas. She wants to be a Trapeze Artist but her parents want her to stay in school and go to college.

BookNightOwl Then one day Harley feels like her parents are just not listening to her dreams so she decides to join their revival circus Maison Du Mystère. Harley feels this is the only way she will become what she has always wanted to be. 2y
BookNightOwl I loved the story. The characters where all so different. I enjoyed the chemistry between Harley and Vas. I enjoyed how this story took place around the circus and learning the in and outs of the circus life. The writing style was beautiful. Such a fun read! 2y
Crazeedi Great review 💚 2y
BookNightOwl @Crazeedi Thanks a good read:) 2y
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rachelsbrittain
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Another character-driven, heart wrenching read from Akemi Dawn Bowman. (Is it even an ADB book if it doesn't make you cry at least once?) I enjoyed the circus aspect of this book a lot as well as the exploration of mental illness. Plus, who doesn't want to read a book about a girl running away to the circus?

4 stars / ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Addison_Reads I love books with the circus as a setting. Stacked. 😁 3y
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rachelsbrittain
Harley in the Sky | Akemi Dawn Bowman
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1. Harley in the Sky, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, and Because Internet

2. Girl, Serpent, Thorn

3. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

#weekendreads