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I'm supposed to be grieving, not falling in love... A vibrant, deeply romantic and unmissable novel from the acclaimed author Jandy Nelson.
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker 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, with a nearly magical grin. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But the two can't collide without Lennie's world exploding
About the Author
Jandy Nelson can't seem to stay out of education; she has a BA from Cornell, an MFA in poetry from Brown, and another MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in San Francisco, where she, much like Lennie, divides her time between her proper tree and running loose through the park. Jandy is a literary agent, a published poet, and a devout romantic. She's madly in love with California, how it teeters on the edge of the continent. The Sky Is Everywhere is her first novel. Her second book, I'll Give You the Sun, is out in April 2015.
The blurb made it sound like a good coming of age book, but is was not. There was not enough depth in the story, the characters were unrealistic and annoying.
The Sky Is Everywhere
A haunting and uplifting novel about bereavement and living again. * The Bookseller * Entirely compelling ... delightful. * Guardian * Heart-warming * Independent * I loved this book. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. And I haven't read a book this beautiful in a while. It was just so brilliant, and it wasn't just beautiful, it was heart wrenching and heart warming and funny and romantic and just... Amazing.
It's the sort of book that even when I'm done with it, I dream about it, I think about all the other possibilities, the characters and their future, you know?
My favourite part of The Sky Is Everywhere though was probably the poems. They were great! They were so beautiful to read, and so raw. They really helped me grasp Lennie and Bailey better, and I love the idea of just scattering them, letting it all go. It just all fit so well.
The Sky Is Everywhere is a beautiful book that will probably make you laugh and cry, and swoon and sigh and it will make me you mad and angry and so happy and content at the end. Or at least that's what I felt reading it. Plus the poems are awesome, and the whole book is just stunning. 5 stars. -- Cicely * Cicely Loves Books Blog * You will find yoursefl flying through all of the emotions, feeling that you know these vibrant characters. * Venue - Bath and Bristol * `In all, The Sky is Everywhere is a riveting and an emotional read that will have you hooked from start to finish. If there's one book you need to read this year, pick this one.' Book Passion for Life -- Donna * Book Passion for Life *
ISBN: 9781406354386 ISBN-10: 1406354384 Audience:
For Ages: 15+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 320 Published: 1st April 2015 Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.26