Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Sky Is Everywhere

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson was a book i enjoyed in many ways. I thought that it was an extraordinary tale of how a girl finds her way through the loss of someone, even if she may not know how. I could read this book again and again and enjoy it every time. Even though it was heart wrenching, I thought that it was very realistic in terms of how someone could deal with the loss of their sister.

17-year-old Lennie Walker had always admired, adored, and looked up to her older sister Bailey. Bailey had always been the golden girl, the girl that was beautiful, and best at everything. Who was a person that Lennie had always hidden in the shadow of, and always just seen as a little sister. But when Bailey suddenly dies, Lennie must learn how to get over the loss of her sister and become her own. But things seem to be more complicated then she had hoped. There's Toby, Bailey's boyfriend who seems to be the only person who understands Lennie, the only person who is feeling what she feels, the only person who loved Bailey like she did. But then there's Joe, the beautiful boy from Paris who shares her love for the clarinet, and seems to be perfect for her. She finds herself falling, or at least she thinks, for both of them. Joe seems to help her move on with her life, forgetting Bailey, but Lennie isn't sure she wants to. With Toby, she feels like she somehow has a connection to Bailey, and that everything okay, and what is used to be. But then there's that guilt of being with your dead sisters boyfriend. Lennie finds herself lost in this world, and no one seems to be able to help her out. She will have to find it within herself, and make the right decision.

I thought that this was a very good book, and very well written, i definitely recommend it. I also enjoyed how there are poems throughout the book about how Lennie is feeling and memories of her sister. She was right: the sky is everywhere.

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