Monday, May 31, 2010

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.

The Sky is Everywhere is one of the only books that has caused my to yell at a book in front of family. I was reading it while sitting next to my mom and every time I got to a part I disliked, I would get mad at the book and talk to it *I’m not crazy, I promise*. Jandy Nelson wrote a well crafted novel that is addicting! I read it in a night. Though a few of the characters are annoying and frustrate me, I really enjoyed reading. What I really liked about this story is that it was a good ole’ fashioned love story. Jandy Nelson really knows how to write, and I’m looking forward to reading her books in the future.

FTC- I received this book from another blogger.


Anonymous said...

I too yell at my books sometimes. That's when you know it's a good story; when you care enough about it to get really angry at the characters haha.

Grant-Grey Guda said...

You have an amazing blog, it is really very awesome, if you’re interested here is the link to my blog of poetry, it would be awesome if you could check it out and follow if you like.

Or my facebook page

Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration and laughter,

Erica said...

Don't go denying the crazy... we all know you're completely bonkers ;) I loved this one too!