Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Recent Read: The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Book: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Book Count: 29

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 suddenly, Lennie is on 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 (France) 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. 

Wow. This book = amazing. Lennie is going through a really difficult time, it’s only been a month since her sister passed, and everything around her is changing so quickly, she can barely keep up. While she tries to maintain some semblance of her former life, she can’t help being caught up in her emotions and it was amazing to be there and feel those emotions with her. Throw in some teenage hormones and there was just the right balance of humor and grief and accepting the turbulent road it is when you’re just trying to figure out who you are.

1 comment:

lotusgirl said...

This sounds right down my alley. I'm a bookworm and was a band geek by choice. Band was more fun than cheerleading so I opted for band. This love triangle sounds interesting.