Thursday, 30 June 2016

Book Review: The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson

Hi guys,

The Sky is everywhere featured on my summer books reading list. It is an absolutely beautifully written book. 

I picked this book up because I loved the cover and it is also part of the Zoella book club. When I read the back of it, it reminded me of Sarah Dessen and her style of writing, which I absolutely adore.

All mothers should buy their young daughters this type of book - I think it just provides them with so much emotional support. They reinforce that its okay to be weird, an emotional wreck and to not have a clue who you are and what you should be doing. 

You can get your copy here. Or you can buy the whole bundle from the Zoella club here.

Blurb ... 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.

This book makes you laugh out loud and sob all at the same time. I actually read this book sat in one sitting. It isn't the longest book, it is a shorter one and the story doesn't take place over a very long period either. Lennie's character was absolutely true to itself to the end. This book carried me along with her through all of the embarrassing moments to the heartbreaking times too. I think the other part for me is that Lennie is missing some quite key characters of her family unit but she isn't actually missing them - her other members of her family more than make up for this and their relationship is so heartwarming. I think out of all the books I have read this year, this is definitely a stand out for me! 

Rachael xox