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When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry
Young adult

When the Sky Fell on Splendor

Repeat Author
Emily Henry is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include A Million Junes and Beach Read.

by Emily Henry

Quick take

When a bright object crashes into a small Ohio town, a group of teen investigators are catapulted into an unusual spotlight.

Good to know

  • Fast read

  • Supernatural

  • Family drama

  • Movieish

Why I love it

To be very honest, I was initially drawn to When the Sky Fell on Splendor because it has a UFO on the cover. I like stories about people who find meaning in shooting stars and strange lights in the night sky—but I also love stories about found families, and it was the characters who brought this novel to life for me.

The book focuses on a teenager named Franny and her group of friends, all of wh...


Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren’t a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That’s the case for seventeen-year-old Franny, who, five years after the explosion, still has to stand by and do nothing as her brother lies in a coma.

In the wake of the tragedy, Franny found solace in a group of f...

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