Hey there! So I've decided to not do a Teaser this week, just because I really haven't started any book since I finished Delirium by Lauren Oliver last night. I just couldn't stop thinking about what'll happen in Pandemonium! Anyway, I figured I should probably post my review on The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson finally! So here you go!
Author: Jandy Nelson
Publisher:Speak: an imprint of Penguin Group (USA)
My Rating: 5/5 ~ Adored it!
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.
Lennie was a very real character in my opinion. She was someone who almost anyone could relate to in some way or another. You could really feel what she was feeling. This is an extremely funny book but also quite sad. It's one of those rare books that I both laughed and cried a significant amount. Now for the boys... I absolutely love Joe. I think he was so perfect for Lennie and their relationship was great. Toby was so sad though, it was hard not to feel bad for him. You find out later in the book some other important information about Bailey and it just makes you want to go and give Toby a hug, considering he should not be with Lennie! I really loved her Grandma and Uncle Big. They were both a great comic relief to the story and a helping hand to Lennie when she needed advice but didn't know it yet.
All in all, I think this book was absolutely amazing. Anyone who loves a feel-good tear-jerker should read this novel!
Bye for now!