*The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson gets a 3/5 star rating*
PLOT: This book follows Lennie after her older's sister death. Struggling with the loss of her other half, Bailey, Lennie gets closer to Bailey's boyfriend Toby. Spending time with Toby makes Lennie feel like no time has past and her sister is still there. But the new boy in town, Joe, helps Lennie forget about the pain from loosing her sister. The Sky is Everywhere explores the genuine and real feelings of loosing someone who has meant so much to you and the feeling of growing up and becoming someone new.
THOUGHTS: This book me some time to finish this book because of how real it felt to me. As a younger sister the relationship between Lennie and Bailey was so genuine and true to my own relationship with my sister. I had to take a few breaks at times because at times I felt like I had lost my own sister (It also didn't help that my sister has an ex-boyfriend named Toby, too real). So as a younger sister I really appreciated their relationship and therefore I questioned the book at times. Lennie, while dealing with her grief, develops a very friendly relationship with Toby, her sister's boyfriend. Even though I can't imagine what a person goes through when they loose their sister, I couldn't believe that Lennie would seek out a physical relationship with Toby. Despite my distaste of Lennie and Toby's relationship, I loved how Jandy ended the novel with unanswered questions but still left some mystery for the readers to decide.
RECOMMEND: I decided to read this book after I read Jandy Nelson's I'll Give You The Sun. I loved and appreciated that book so much that I wanted to read more from Nelson. Overall, The Sky is Everywhere doesn't beat I'll Give You The Sun but it was still an interesting book to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read a little dark but quirky books.
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