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October Sky was written by Homer Hickam Describes Homer growing up in the small mining town of Coalwood West Virginia He became fascinated with rockets and began the BCMA Big Creek Missile Agency to make rockets and discover what made them fly Written as an autobiography about his life The story takes place in a small coal mining town in West Virginia from 1957 on The main form of conflicts in October Sky are man vs man Homer Hickam wants to fallow his dreams and be successful in his dads eyes through the flying of rockets Homer Hickam Jr is the main character in the book October Sky He grows up in a small coal mining town in West Virginia He is not good at football like his brother Jim but he wants to find a way to go to collage and not have to work in the coal mine When I wasnt outside playing I spent hours happily reading 12 When he gets older he realizes that he does not want to live in the mining town for the rest of his life I like HomerSonny because we are both interested in rockets and have a lot of similarities Quintin is the genius in the of the BCMA He always uses big words and read all the books he could find on everything from math to science He helps the others in the group research and find out scientific ways to make black powder and eventually rockets So what do you know about rockets I asked him Anything I know everything72 He does not change much threw the book he in just the eccentric science member of the BCMA I feel that without him the BCMA would never have made their rockets as precise Homer Hickam is the father of Homer Jr the main character of the book Homer Sr was the superintendent of the coal mine in Coalwood His opinion about the
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