Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Released:  March 9th 2010
Published by:  Dial
Page Amount:  272
Edition:  hardcover

"Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey
dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in
town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.

This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable."
-Information and picture from www.goodreads.com.

My Overall Thoughts:
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson is her debut novel. I found this novel to be very heart touching. The Sky Is Everywhere is about Lennie a 17 year old girl who just lost her sister Bailey, While deal with the loss of Bailey, Lennie also finds herself involved with 2 guys, one being her sister's boyfriend Toby and the other Joe Fontaine. Before her sister's death Lennie never really liked boys, so she finds it odd when two of them all notice her all of the sudden.

Throughout the book Lennie, thinks of how she has a future and that Bailey never will. She doesn't think its fair. In the end its her love for Joe that helps her believe in herself and that life doesn't end when you lose someone.

All in all I very heart touching novel. I gave it 4/5 stars because I don't think this novel would be for everyone and there is some swearing in it.

So if you're looking for something without fantasy and more real life, you should check this out!

Later, Ashley

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