Book Review|The Sky is Everywhere

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

Genre: Contemporary

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating:

Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 stars

Amazon Summary:

“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


My Thoughts:

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 😀

 

My Favorite Fathers/Father Figures

Happy Father’s Day! I hope your showing your dad how much you love and appreciate him. If your dad has passed away, RIP to him. Stay strong. I’m sure this day is hard for you. Remember all the great times you guys had together. In honor of Father’s Day, I have decided to share with you my favorite fathers/father figures. Let me know if I missed any key ones. Without further ado, here we go! (These are in no order)


1) Mr. Weasley from the Harry Potter series

He is such a great father figure for Harry. Mr. Weasley is caring and always seems to look out for Harry.

credit to Makani

2) Sirius Black from the Harry Potter series

Yes there may be too many Harry Potter characters. All the characters mentioned impacted Harry in a big way. Sirius Black was his godfather who protects Harry and tells him about his parents.

credit to HitoFanart @ deviantart

3) Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series

I promise this is the last Harry Potter character. Dumbledore protected Harry, gave him advice and took him on a wild journey. Dumbledore was a major part of Harry’s life.

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4) Uncle Big in The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

He’s such a great character! Yes he is normally high. Yes he has been married several times. But he seems to want to listen to Lennie ramble on. He seems to care about her.

There was no fan art so here is a great quote!

5) Hazel’s Dad in The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

He wasn’t in the story/movie much but he sure seemed to love and care about Hazel.

credit to Pinterest 😀

Most dads in YA fiction seem to be absent or not good dads. I could only think of 4 wonderful father figures and one dad. Happy Father’s Day to all you amazing dads and father figures!

Thanks for reading!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀