“Fish in the Sky” perfectly outlines the struggle that comes with being a young adult. It encompasses many of the issues teens and preteens deal with today such as insecurity and bullying as well as many of the common domestic problems that plague our society. The novel explores the transformation of a child into a young adult through themes of burgeoning sexuality and new-found independence. A perfect book for those attempting to deal with problems that co-align with those in the book as well as for older readers trying to remember what it was like before they had hair on their chest. A worthwhile read with a never-ending supply of lessons and interpretations from which to learn.