Monday, 30 July 2012

The sky is everywhere- Jandy Nelson

Publisher: Dial
Published: Mar 9, 2010
288 pages
Goodreads page

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 centre 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.

To start off i didn't think i was going to enjoy this book, i was kind of a little bored and didn't see it going anywhere.After about 100 pages it started to get really good and i ended up really enjoying it.
We go through the grieving process with Lennie who has just lost her sister and it shows how hard losing someone you love can be. There's a little bit of crazy, a bit of romance and a bit of everything really. By the end of the book i kind of felt like i had lost her sister too. It was very touching.
Losing a loved one is very hard and you see that people grieve in many different ways in this book. Death kind of has a ripple affect and a lot of people feel it. I enjoyed the way it was told and put out in a way that a lot of people could relate to and maybe even learn to deal with grief.
Jandy's writing style is great it has an awesome flow to it that made it an easy read and it only took me around two days to read it.
I'm not sure if all editions of this book are like this but i loved the way the ink was blue and there were pictures of the notes, it was such a nice touch. My book also had kind of like a canvas type cover with an elastic band type thing to hold the book closed (I'm not sure what the correct wording for one of those is :p).
Over all an amazing book i was super happy it came through in the end and impressed me.

Five stars

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