Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just Beyond The Clouds

Just Beyond the Clouds: A Novel Just Beyond the Clouds: A Novel by Karen Kingsbury

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
Book 2 in the Cody Gunner series.

Four years have passed since the first book, A Thousand Tomorrows. Cody has left the rodeo circuit for a few weeks and gone home to his parents ranch to collect his thoughts. His brother Carl Joseph becomes a main focus in this story. He has Down Syndrome and has recently been enrolled in a center that teaches him to work towards life goals. His family starts to question if this is the right choice for Carl Joseph, even though he is happier, more active and finally making friends. In steps, Elle, Carl Joseph's teacher, who believes her students should be giving the opportunity to gain independence. This was a very sweet story. I especially enjoyed reading about the characters with Down Syndrome. They were so easy to love and definitely shared some of the most important life lessons that really shouldn't be that hard for all of us to realize and learn from!

View all my reviews.

No comments: