We Walked the Sky

We Walked the Sky

A multigenerational story about two teenagers: Victoria, who joins the circus in 1965, and her granddaughter, Callie, who leaves the circus fifty years later. In 1965 seventeen-year-old Victoria, having just escaped an unstable home, flees to the ultimate place for dreamers and runaways--the circus. Specifically, the VanDrexel Family Circus where, among the lion tamers, rou A multigenerational story about two teenagers: Victoria, who joins the circus in 1965, and her granddaughter, Callie,...

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Title:We Walked the Sky
Author:Lisa Fiedler
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:B07JR8SFQ7
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

We Walked the Sky Reviews

  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Jul 29, 2019
    I'm not sure why this didn't work for me. Is it that I wanted a different book than the one that the author delivered? Is it that I wasn't in the right mood? Hard to say. Might come back to it if it ends up having legs come book award season but for now it's just a book with lovely wri...
  • Traci
    Aug 29, 2019
    I tend to like books with dual time periods and this one was no exception. The story alternates between 1965 and present day and tells the story of Victoria, a young woman who runs away from an abusive home to join the circus & her granddaughter, Callie who loves the circus she was...
  • Mandy
    Jul 07, 2019
    4.5 stars ?The music swells, she spins pliés, making it look easy. But it?s not easy, and that , I realize, is what makes the circus the circus ? doing what?s difficult and making it look simple. It?s the presence of that one thing I?ve never had but always needed and...
  • Kristina
    Aug 26, 2019
    We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler is a coming-of-age story that grabbed my eye with its beautiful cover?a girl balanced on a wire between a circus tent and a lifeguard stand on a beach. I?m a sucker for circus imagery and whimsy. Fiedler tells this story in two perspectives?from ...
  • Shauna Yusko
    Aug 03, 2019
    Yes! Wished the audio had two narrators and not one, but I really enjoyed this book. Felt a little like Midnight at the Electric meets Water for Elephants. ...
  • Laura
    Sep 06, 2019
    Had this book focused solely on Victoria?s life with the circus, I probably would have enjoyed it more, and thus rated it higher. I just could not get into Callie?s storyline. Her Grandmother was much more interesting, which is why I wanted more from that story. The ending ...
  • Janet
    Jun 12, 2019
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do ?. A stunning, multigenerational stor...
  • Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
    Aug 15, 2019
    This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd Actual Rating: 3.5 MY THOUGHTS 1965: Victoria's mother is dying and she's being abused by her father. When the circus comes to town, she takes her chance and asks for a job, creating a new life for herself. Now: Callie...
  • Amy
    Aug 28, 2019
    If you love the circus, this is definitely a book for you. ...
  • Finley
    May 23, 2019
    I received an advanced reader?s copy of this novel for free from Razorbill through a giveaway hosted on GoodReads. ?If you find it, then it?s meant to be.? That, along with the many other lessons written down by Victoria Van Drexel, and later found by her granddaughter Calli...
  • Gaia Amman
    Aug 06, 2019
    I received this novel as an advanced reader copy (ARC). I am an author with eight published novels and read about fifty novels a year, most of them ARCs. I almost never give five stars. So what's so special about this novel? Everything. It's engrossing, emotional, and beautifully wr...
  • Lindsey
    Jul 24, 2019
    I wanted sooooo much more from this book. It really let me down. But that cover is to die for. ...
  • Terina Atkins
    Jun 29, 2019
    We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler Oh my! Absolutely adored this book! For fans of Water for Elephants and the Greatest Showman, here is your next read in YA form. We Walked the Sky is a multi-generational story which flips between present day Callie and her grandmother Victoria as a t...
  • Julia Shaw
    Jul 09, 2019
    It was fine. *spoiler alert* *sort of?can this book really have spoilers when you basically know the plot from page one and there?s no suspense/surprise?* Anyway, I just finished and feel disproportionately annoyed that they choose to burn a lifetime of Victoria?s scrapbook-lesso...
  • Melanie Charles
    Jul 19, 2019
    I feel so conflicted about this book. There were things about it that I connected to, and I really enjoyed the first half of the book. The circus is fascinating to read about. But I felt like the story lost it?s way in the second half. There was also some content that I wasn?t comf...
  • Tori
    Aug 22, 2019
    There are no words on how good this book is...i have an 18 month old child and i was reading it while it fed him dinner. It was that good. My favorite book of 2019. This is one of those books that you take with you on a desert island to enjoy. Great book. I hope she writes more like th...
  • Liz
    Jun 28, 2019
    Who would have thought that a book about an abused girl running off to join the circus would turn out to be such a great read? This story had a lot to it. The characters (Catherine/Victoria, Callie, Jenna and all the rest ... including the animals) created such a warm and supportive en...
  • Tressie
    May 07, 2019
    *I received an Advanced Reader Copy through my work, at a library.* **This review contains possible spoilers** If you liked The Greatest Show, you'll love this book. Full of lots of fun circus stories, interesting characters, and enticing story lines. Written in the style of spli...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Apr 24, 2019
    I am an athlete, an artist, a magician. An angel, a daredevil, a dancer in the sky. ? THIS BOOK HAS AWARD-WINNER WRITTEN ALL OVER IT. ? ...
  • Halie
    Aug 15, 2019
    I really wish I could give this book a higher rating- but I?ll explain. This book is about two people- Catherine Hastings, who lives in the 1960?s, and her granddaughter, Calliope. Unable to physically be with her granddaughter, Catherine offers wisdom to Calliope in the form of ...
  • Teresa
    Dec 26, 2018
    This book was a slow start for me; I don't know why but once I found the rhythm of the voice I fell in love with the story. Told from a grandmother, Victoria, and her granddaughter, Callie, it focuses on what is important to these two woman while growing up in the circus. Victoria run...
  • Ally (The Nature of Pages)
    Jun 11, 2019
    The vintage feel of Victoria's perspective adds so much to the story. In the wake of my The Greatest Showman obsession, this felt like nostalgia and a hug all wrapped up into one book. I adored Victoria's parts of the book and eagerly waited to see what was next. We Walked the Sky i...
  • Rachel Marie
    Sep 17, 2019
    I really wanted to love We Walked the Sky? and I did love parts of it. On the whole, I would recommend this book, but it is probably not going to be everyone?s cup of tea. This novel is a YA multigenerational story following Victoria and Callie, a grandmother and granddaughter, and...
  • The Keepers of the Books
    Aug 20, 2019
    In 1965, Catherine Hastings leaves her abusive father to join the circus as Victoria. With no money or things to her name except her mother?s Cartier broach, her adventure begins as a plan to escape to Texas. As she learns the ropes of the VanDrexel?s family circus, she begins to f...
  • Grace (Lost girl of neverland)
    Aug 31, 2019
    CW: Abusive parent, harmed animal, death of an animal, death of a loved one ?We Walked the Sky? follows Victoria as she runs away to the circus to get away from her abusive father in 1965. Cut to present day we then follow Cali, Victoria?s granddaughter, who?s moved with her...
  • reenie
    Aug 17, 2019
    After reading this book, I wanted to learn how to walk across a tightrope. I like the two stories separated by time and two generations of strong, independent young women aspiring to find their happiness despite the tough circumstances. I've never been to a circus, did watch the Greate...
  • Tess (Book_Voyage)
    Jul 12, 2019
    This book is phenomenal. It is one of the best books I have ever read by far. This multigenerational story follows Victoria Davis (neé Catherine Hastings) on her newfound life at the circus and finding her life?s passion. The story also follows Victoria?s granddaughter, Calliope V...
  • Paisley K
    Jun 09, 2019
    Sixteen-year-old Catherine Hastings despises her home life. The year is 1965? because of this, there?s no one Catherine can turn to when her socialite father secretly abuses herself and her sickly mother. One day, a carnival rolls into town; following her mother?s last wo...
  • Olivia
    Jul 11, 2019
    Fiedler did such a good job of making me empathize with Callie's point of view that, when it came to Callie and Quinn's big talk-it-out sesh, I was very annoyed that Callie apologized but Quinn didn't. Callie definitely was self-absorbed and needed to apologize for some of her behavior...
  • Namrata
    Jun 26, 2019
    I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS NOVEL TO COME OUT! I've been really hyped about it ever since. ...