Saturday, 17 July 2010

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.

I was out of town and just browsing in a bookstore, which isn't unusual for me. What is unusual is the book I bought it is so unique, it's so hard to describe, scattered throughout the book are letters and conversations written on scraps of paper and take away coffee cups. 

My usual genre of book is paranormal romance or murder mystery/crime. This book is niether, it's a story of grief and loss, but also of  love, life and romance. Although I found it in the Young Adults section don't let that put you off, because it was amazing and adults along with young adults will love it.   

The Sky Is Everywhere is the kind of book you don’t just read, you live. From the very first page, I fell in love with its wonderfully quirky characters. I cried my eyes out and then laughed through the tears. It's such a heart warming story.

The Sky is Everywhere:
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.

Jandy Nelson did a wonderful job, its a brilliant debut novel.
US. Trailer for The Sky is Everywhere.

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