Winter Sky: Character Siria Lives Up To Her Name

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Patricia Reilly Giff is most famous for her books that have a theme of belonging. In her most recent book, Winter Sky, the same theme remains.

 

Patricia Reilly Giff is most famous for her books that have a theme of belonging. In her most recent book, Winter Sky, the same theme remains.

 

Winter Sky is the story of a young girl Sira, named after the brightest star in the sky, Sirius.

 

The story begins with a star book, all Siria has to remember her mom. She looks to the stories in this book to help her on the dangerous tasks she faces when someone starts setting fires.

 

That’s right, an arson is on the loose in her town. Her pop being a firefighter, all she wants to do is keep him safe. Siria doesn’t want him or any of her firefighting friends getting hurt.

 

However, things get even more confusing when a large, unfriendly, wolf-like dog appears at the arson sites.

 

What is Siria to do? Can she solve this mystery to keep her pop safe, even with the help of her best friends Douglas and Laila?

 

Despite the intriguing topic of this book, the whole thing is scattered with unnecessary details. Perhaps that is because of the need for the plot to be a bit scattered to get the sense of an unsolvable mystery, but it is hard to tell.

 

Also, it can sometimes be difficult to notice the difference in setting changes or even thought changes of the character.

 

Even so, Winter Sky is a fabulous book for anyone grades three through six because of its use of simple vocabulary and easy to follow sequence of events.

 

However, there are some uses of figurative languages and mature events that could make this book interesting for the older audiences.

 

Overall, Winter Sky is a beautiful tale of a young girl solving problems around her and her own problems and, yes, finding out where she belongs.