Interview with ‘Skyscraping’ Author, Cordelia Jensen

My review of Skyscraping went up last week on the blog and you can read it HERE. I read the book recently and absolutely loved the story along with the way it was told in verse. I found it to be captivating and heartbreaking. We are lucky enough to be given the chance to speak to author, Cordelia Jensen about why she writes in verse, who inspires her and the process she goes through when starting a novel. Here’s what she had to say!

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SKYSCRAPING BY CORDELIA JENSEN REVIEW

Title: Skyscraping

Author: Cordelia Jensen

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Verse

Publisher: Philomel Books

Publication Date: 2nd June 2015

Pages: 352

Summary: A heartrending, bold novel in verse about family, identity, andforgiveness
Mira is just beginning her senior year of high school when she discovers her father with his male lover. Her world and everything she thought she knew about her family is shattered instantly. Unable to comprehend the lies, betrayal, and secrets that unbeknownst to Mira have come to define and keep intact her family s existence, Mira distances herself from her sister and closest friends as a means of coping. But her father s sexual orientation isn t all he’s kept hidden. A shocking health scare brings to light his battle with HIV. As Mira struggles to make sense of the many fractures in her family’s fabric and redefine her wavering sense of self, she must find a way to reconnect with her dad while there is still time.

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