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The Sky Is Everywhere

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Breathtakingly Good!

This book is breathtakingly good.


Jandy Nelson's first novel is a tender, beautifully written book about grief, love, family, and self-realization. Lennie is just 17 when her beloved older sister Bailey dies abruptly and the after affects of the loss are almost cat...
This book is breathtakingly good.


Jandy Nelson's first novel is a tender, beautifully written book about grief, love, family, and self-realization. Lennie is just 17 when her beloved older sister Bailey dies abruptly and the after affects of the loss are almost catastrophic. Once a talented clarinet player, Lennie stops playing and begins to hide from everything she once knew. The sadness that comes through in the words of this book was almost overwhelming. At times I didn't think I could finish The Sky Is Everywhere because the thought of dealing with a similar loss was just too much.


There is more to the story than just grief, though. Lennie has to begin dealing with being the main player in the story of her own life..something she is not used to. She becomes close to two boys and both affect her in different ways. One is a comfort to the life she remembers, when her sister was still alive, and the other breaths a new life into her and inspires her to live, love, and revisit music.


This book reads like poetry and I absolutely can not wait until Jandy Nelson writes something else. A fantastic first novel and I hope other readers enjoy it as much as I did.


The Sky Is Everywhere


XO

posted by Scarls17 on March 29, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Hmmmm....

I would only recommend this book to young ADULTS. I guess the book was well written but 1)had WAY too much sexual content 2)dissed God way too often(and too much) 3)cussed A TON. The book and it's emotions were well written and described, but it probably could have been...
I would only recommend this book to young ADULTS. I guess the book was well written but 1)had WAY too much sexual content 2)dissed God way too often(and too much) 3)cussed A TON. The book and it's emotions were well written and described, but it probably could have been better without-some of the things I listed. Like I said, hmmm...

posted by 3rd_born_is_best97 on August 4, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2010

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    In a Word, Poetic

    I did highly enjoy this book, mostly because of the writing itself. If you love poetry, then I would recommend this for you. At times I was caught so off guard by a sentence or a line, and I would actually sit there, rereading it, thinking about it, for several minutes. The story itself may have been a bit cliché - family member dies, main character is depressed, main character finds way to deal with depression, main character meets boy, etc., etc. - but the wording is lovely, and the emotions come through well. A satisfying read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    like, not love.

    like, not love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    predictable.

    i saw everything happening before i even got to the part in the book! but i like the thought with the music!

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