Friday, March 19, 2010

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Book Summery:
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.
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My Review:
This book is beautiful, moving, and honest. Real life isn't always easy and finding oneself can prove difficult as an adolescent, especially when you have depended on someone else to define who you are. Lennie's character develops truthfully, painfully, and substantially throughout the story. This is a story of love, mourning, friendship and family. I recommend it to all readers who are looking to get lost in a raw, emotional journey of maturity and realization. I hope Jandy Nelson plans to write more books. She certainly has the knack for it.

Cover Art Commentary:
Honestly, the cover was the first thing that drew me to this book. It's simple, gorgeous, and hopeful. :)

Overall Rating:


  1. Great review. I keep hearing great things about this one.

  2. Indeed I agree with Juju, great review. The cover is simple, very beautiful and the story sounds very nice. I love the sound of it.

  3. I loved this book! Glad you did too!

  4. Not my sort of book, but it does look absolutely gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

  5. @Juju
    It's really good! I hope you pick it up! :)

    It is a gorgeous cover, isn't it?!

    Thanks! :)

    Thanks hon. :)

  6. I've seen this book everywhere but this is actually my first time READING the synopsis along with a review for it. And I'm glad I did! I totally plan on reading it now. :D

    Thank you for the award, btw! I know I left a comment on the original post but I guess it didn't go through... so I'm commenting here instead. I hope your car troubles have gotten better. (I know that dealing with insurance can be a pain!)

  7. ive been wanting to read this for so long - you just renewed my lust for it - thanks hun!


  8. Hey! I just found your blog, and I am now stalking you. :P

    Nice review :) I've been meaning to read this book. If only I could get my hands on a copy...

  9. I've read so many positive reviews on this book, makes me want to read it so bad! nice review :)

  10. i've had my eye on this one for a while. your review just adds one more reason to why i should get it already! :)