Teen Book Club

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (2 reviews)

Andrea F., 16
1/20/2010 9:59:08 AM
Jandy Nelson
The Sky is Everywhere

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book: The writing style. Beautiful writing, made me keep reading.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why? Yes. Dealt with death without making you want to commit suicide.
Rating? 4 Better than most
Lennie is 17 years old when her older sister Bailey suddenly and unexpectedly dies. Most of the book talks about how Lennie copes with her grief, but the real story focuses on Lennie’s two romantic interests. One is the new boy in town Joe, straight from Paris and who seems to be eternally happy. Joe makes her forget her grief for a little while, but at the same time she feels awful that there can be happiness in a world without Bailey. The other is Bailey’s boyfriend, Toby. He seems to be the only one who understands her but how can she date her sister’s boyfriend? I really enjoyed this book mostly because the writing is beautiful, and it dealt with death seriously without becoming mind numbingly depressing. 8 ½ out of 10.
Cover comments: I liked the cover but I did not see what a rose petal to do with the sky.
Courtnie, 13 11/10/2009 7:56:05 PM
Jandy Nelson
The Sky is Everywhere
Dial Books 2010
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book: The beginning of each chapter.

In the book, the main character is devastated by her sister's death and so she writes her thoughts everywhere she can. In the book, the author starts every chapter with a piece of writing supposedly written by the main character.
Nominate? No
Rating? Rating: 4 Better than most

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