Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
Other Info: 2010 Debut Author Challenge
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.
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.
The Sky is Everywhere deals with a very serious subject but in a rather lighthearted way. Grief is the main topic. How you deal with grief. How others deal differently and how it can take over your life.
Like I said, it does deal with these topics in a lighthearted way. I was surprised that Jandy Nelson could pull this off so well. Not many authors could.
The book is filled with quirky characters that you can’t help but like. They keep the story from getting bogged down by grief and sadness.The characters were very well done. I felt for all of them. I grieved with them, laughed with them and healed with them.
All in all this was a fun quick read.
3 1/2 Stars!