Eye in the Sky (SE)

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Eye in the Sky tells an action packed story of girl named Ali who can’t resist buying an eyeball in the magic store. She knows it isthe perfect birthday present for her brother Damon. As the reader follows Ali in a strange sequence of events, Ali’s gift to her brother brings together three very different people.

The features of Eye in the Sky are:

  • The parallel plots
  • The non-linear story line
  • The use of different typefaces for effect
  • The way new characters are introduced
  • The example of suspense writing
  • The use of figurative language:- like fossilised ice-cream cones
  • The different characters’ points of view

Eye in the Sky can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Investigating the characterisation in a text
  • Describing the mental images evoked by text
  • Identifying the feelings of characters and noting how these change
  • Making judgements about characters from their actions
  • Understanding the components of plot development
  • Identifying how setting is important to a story’s development

Themes covered in this book are: Personal Change, Relationships, Neighbourhood

Reading Level:31+ (Bronze)

AuthorJanice Marriott

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level6


Guided Reading Level30

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicNeighbourhood | Personal Change | Relationships

Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Making inferences | visualizing

Page Count32