Thursday, 23 September 2010
The Sky Is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
I have been waiting for this book since the beginning of August. For a reminder of wanting-ness, click here :) So. You can imagine my excitiment when I finally got my hands on this frankly amazing book. I must have looking so stupid on the bus clutching this book to me:
Me (drops book): Oh no. Come back! Don't leave me pleeeeease!
First Sentence: Gram is worried about me
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker 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. (From Goodreads - kind of)
That's all I'm saying about the book. I was thinking about how to put it on here and I thought. You can't explain what happens without ruining some of the novel. And that is why the blurb on the back is a load of questions.
I absolutely loved this book. If there is only one book you should read this year, it should be this one. And I don't say that often. This book was meant to be a verse book but turned into a novel. Jandy Nelson is a published poet and it comes out in the book a lot. The book is so beautifully written, it made me want to read it even more. There are some 'moments', you may know what I mean...though unlike many people think it really doesn't bother me. I mean it will happen to me eventually won't it?
This may seem like such a short review for a book I seem to absolutely love (WHICH I DO!) but I'm seriously trying not to ruin it for anyone out there.
One piece of advice though: Read it. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. My favourite thing of the novel was that at most chapters there are Lennie's poems. It's just such a different and original book. The fact the actual book is different, the way it's written and the poems added in. Ah. LOVE IT.
Also. She's been compared to Sarah Dessen. Another AMAZING AUTHOR. Sorry. Just read it. You'll see what I mean. :)
Author's Website: http://www.jandynelson.com/
There's also a really good trailer. I love the song! Click here :)