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Dangerous Skies Paperback – Bargain Price, August 1, 2006
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The initial message I was receiving from the book and its author was that if your in a realtionship of any kind, there will be someone to help you when u have lost all faith or need help. Even if you don't want help its not your choice, a good friend will help u no matter what. I would defiantly agree with this message because I have found that in my life when I needed help but I didn't want it, my friends still came through and helped me anyways. You may or may not agree with this theme depending on the type of relationship you have with friends. The reason why is because if you have a poor relationship with your friends, they may not be there to support you. So you may not be able to relate to the message of the author or agree with him. I know I certainly agree with her message.
I would recommend this book to others who are searching for a novel that will satisfy their needs for a great book. This book is not boring like other novels.Read more ›
The main character Buck is my favorite character in the book because the author "Suzzane Fisher Staples" created him as a clever and brave boy. Buck tried his best to help his friend Tunes, an African American, to get out of the trouble but he didn't make it. The reason was human racial prejudice. The racism between the black people and white people let Tunes get into the jail.
The book had a lot of funny and sad things happend. Including crime and human nature, let my emotion followed the characters up and down. When Buck and Tunes went fishing and hunting together, those setting had vivid in my mind. Although Tunes didn't kill anyone, she was accused by white men and put into jail, and the friendship between her and Buck was forceibly stopped. I could almost remember all the things happened in the book the story hooked me so much.
When I looked at the cover page of this book, I thought that is would be so boring, but when I stared reading the book, I felt really interesting and I loved it so much. I recommend it to all tenagerous who would like to read more aboout friendship and racism.
One day while out in Buck's boat, they find a body in the water. A friend of theirs, an older man with a family who works as a laborer on the farms nearby, is dead with his skull smashed and a bullet hole in his forehead. Tunes immediately jumps out of the boat and walks away; she doesn't want to have anything to do with this dead body. Buck tows it back to shore and tells the story of finding it, saying that Tunes was not with him at the time. He isn't sure why she doesn't want to be involved, but he will do his best to protect her.
Soon a horrible rumor is spread about Tunes, possibly in an attempt to divert attention away from their friend's killer. As things get more and more dangerous for Tunes, Buck's family backs farther and farther away from her. Buck is horrified. Could they really be so blind to the truth?
I liked that this story was truthful about racism. Bad and unfair things happened to Tunes because of her skin color, and this book didn't sugarcoat that fact. I liked that Buck continued to stand up for his friend, though, despite what others said about her. I was disappointed by the ending of the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book shows how a childs innocence can be both an admirable virtue or a detriment. But above all it shows trust and love that is trully innocent and well intended for a white... Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Jen
As part of my research for my historical novel Half-Truths, I am reading as many books as I can which probe the relationships between African Americans and whites. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by Carol Baldwin
It was an outstanding book that opened my eyes to things I had no idea where still happening.Published on April 5, 2008 by KAT
This book catches you from the very beginning with superior writing and a touching story. It deals with some heavy things in a powerful way. Read morePublished on March 23, 2008 by Wendee
The story "Dangerous Skies" is a story based on the importance of trust and thruth in a friendship, and also in a community. Read morePublished on December 21, 2005
I enjoyed reading this book. It was somewhat like a mystery and the characters were interesting. The book deals with the subject of prejudice which is something I don't agree... Read morePublished on August 26, 2004 by Jersey John
The plot of the story is in the Chesapeake Bay.
It is around the 1700's at Virginia's eastern shore. The main characters are Buck and Tunes Smith. Read more
Dangerous Skies is a story that is mainly about two boys that live in the middle of the 1700�s. One of the friends is white and the other one is black so they have a lot of... Read morePublished on March 11, 2003