The Waiting Sky is a captivating story about the relationship between seventeen-year-old Jane McAllister and her alcoholic mother. Jane believes that her mother can get better, and swears not to walk away like her brother did, but to stay by her mother’s side every step of the way. As her mother gets pulled deeper and deeper into addiction, Jane is forced to question what love really means. Sometimes, love means having to walk away. Predictable, yet compelling and very believable, this novel is a good read for your spare time.