The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow, is a realistic fiction novel that tells about the life of Rachel. Rachel and her family fell from the rooftop of a Chicago apartment building but Rachel was the only survivor. She was sent away to live with her grandmother in a town much different than her own. She struggles to find herself after the incident and learns to not let the disaster define who she is. This novel discuses themes of coming of age, race and discrimination. I recommend this novel to people who like mysteries, adventures and love stories. This book can be categorized into many different genres and would appeal to a variety of people.