The sky is everywhere – Jandy Nelson

Title: The sky is everywhere
Author: Jandy Nelson
Publisher: Dial books
Genre: Young Adult
Price: €16,75
Rating: 6/10

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 sister Bailey.  But when Bailey dies suddenly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, 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.


I wanted to read this books because a lot of people told me good story’s about it. So a year ago I bought in on a market, but left it on my book shelves for half a year. I don’t know why, this book seemed perfect for me. But was it?

You follow Lennie in this story, a quiet girl who is very sad about her sister’s death. She lives in a house with her grandma and uncle and they are bod very weird. Because of that it took me a lot of time to get into the story. It took so long to figure out who they were and to accept the weirdness. After I did that the story became a lot better.
You can also find some of Lennie’s poems trough the book which I thought was very nice.

Besides these characters you have the two guys. Her sister Bailey’s boyfriend, Toby and Joe. I didn’t get what was between her and Toby at all. It was weird and i didn’t like it. Becuase of that I couldn’t really enjoy the books. However I did like Toby and I hadn’t seen his revelations coming.

I did like Joe a lot, but their relation seemed a bit to good to be through. He’s the new guy at het school and all the girls are falling for him. I get that it’s interesting, but I don’t see that happening in real life. But they were very cute together and I liked to read that.

I won’t say that the story was very exciting and it was very hard to get in it, but when I did get into it the books became a lot better. The relationships of every character, not only Lennie’s, were very weird and I didn’t agree with some of them. I’m very curious about I’ll give you the sun, I don’t know if I will like it, but I will give it a try.
This was a entertaining books, but I wouldn’t call it a good book.




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