Tuesday, February 16

The Sky Is Everywhere

By Jandy Nelson

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.

My Thoughts:
I had this book recommended to me by a few different people because they know I'm a huge YA romance fan, especially of Elizabeth Scott and Susane Colasanti, and this book is similar. I really enjoyed reading The Sky Is Everywhere. Doesn't the plot sound pretty amazing? We meet Lennie who is a band geek whose sister just died. No warning, no symptoms, it just happened one day. Lennie starts to get close to her sister's boyfriend and the new guy at school, so basically she is torn between them. We also get to read Lennie's poems throughout the book which just make the story more amazing. The girl's mom took off when they were young so they've lived with their grandmother their whole life. I really enjoyed reading this book. Yes, I admit I liked both guys. I could feel her pain and understand why she was so drawn to her sister's boyfriend Toby but I couldn't help but like Joe too. I do feel a little guilty though, a part of me wanted her to end up with the other guy (the one she does not end up with) but the other part of me wanted her to end up with the one she did. I was quite torn as well. I couldn't make up my mind on which guy was better for her. They both had their reasons as to why. The details we find out throughout the book only make it more amazing. There were so many little things that just made this story what it was. I agree, fans of Elizabeth Scott will devour this book. What happens to Lennie? What is the backline with her sister's death? What happens with Toby and Joe?

Overall: Really liked it a lot. I could feel Lennie's pain throughout the book and I can understand why she did the things she did.

Cover: Its cute. Artsy and makes you think a little.

What I'd Give It:


Raíla said...

The cover is definitely pretty cute. Adorable. And the summary has catched me up. Thinking about reading it later...

Nina said...

Sounds very sweet..and the cover is great.

Nicole Settle said...

I'm currently reading this book now and so far I really like it. I love the writing; there's a bit of wit to it.

Silvia said...

Nice plot. I have come across this book many times but have never give it much attention. Now I think I might read it^^

ReggieWrites said...

Great review! I'm glad you liked it!


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