Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means it’s back to work. I hope everyone is out of school by now! Today I am doing another book review. Since school’s been out, I’ve been doing lots of reading. That means more book reviews for you! Today I am reviewing The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. You can check out my review of her second book here. Without further ado, here we go!
Title: The Sky is Everywhere (Jandy Nelson’s debut novel)
Author: Jandy Nelson
# of pages: 320
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 stars
“Adrift after her sister Bailey’s sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey’s boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs… though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode.
Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart.
As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.”
Critic Reviews (Credit Given):
“The author brilliantly navigates Lennie’s course between despair and hope, sorrow and humor… a gripping love triangle.”—Shelf Awareness”
“Nelson’s first novel is tender, romantic, and loaded with passion.”—The Horn Book
“A story about love and loss… both heartfelt and literary.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Jandy Nelson’s story of grief somehow manages to be an enchantment, a celebration, a romance—without forsaking the rock-hard truths of loss.”—Sara Zarr, National Book Award Finalist and author of Story of a Girl and Sweethearts
This book was a whirl wind of action and grief. Lennie’s sister Bailey passes away at only 19 years old during a rehearsal for a play. The Sky is Everywhere is set after she dies. The story is told through normal writing and writing on various places by Lennie. The grief intensifies throughout the story as Lennie learns more about what could’ve been for her sister. My only problem with this book was the love triangle. Lennie is torn between Bailey’s boyfriend and a new boy who just moved into town. This book has lots of romance, a bit of suspense, grief and adventure. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good reckless contemporary mixed in with loss and happiness.
That’s a wrap! Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t, did this review make you want to read it? Let me know!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀