Monday, September 5, 2011

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson Review

, 288 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Speak

Book Description: 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.

My Review:

Grief. Death. Cope.

That's what this book is
suppose to be about, right? Well it wasn't. I expected a more emotional read but it some how steered to some basic coming of age story. It may have been a tiny bit realistic but that wasn't enough. If you're going to read a story about a girl whose sister died...I think you're allowed to make the small assumption that it will be......well, emotional.

The characters were not original. Their conversations and actions were like summer mosquito's. Flying around until they got the chance to bite you and cause you to feel itchy and irritated for the next six hours of the day. Yup, that's pretty much Lennie...a mosquito. The writing wasn't for me either but I think that's because I didn't like the story.

My oh my. I really feel bad for giving this book a low rating but I have to be honest.

2/5 (for the writing and the book cover)

1 comment:

  1. Moreover, the cool thing is that Lennie doesn't just write it on a piece of papaer and tuck it away for her own sake, she writes it on the bark of trees and on the inside of Bailey's closet. The romance shared between the Lennie and Joe make my heart melt because they are so cute together. This book is a dramatic masterpice because of all of the drama that unfold throughout this entire book.