The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Sky is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson

Pages: 320
Release Date: June 6th 2011
Publisher: Walker Books
Source: For Review from Publishers
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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 remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable

My Thoughts
WOW. I have no idea how to express how much I enjoyed this book. It was just really really really good with no exaggeration whatsoever. It left me thinking about it a lot even after finishing the book and so I'm extremely glad I picked it up.

Lennie doesn't understand what's going through her mind. Bailey, her sister, is dead. At her funeral all Lennie could think about was smacking lips with every guy at that funeral. She feels so lost and out of place right and doesn't know what she possibly could do without her Bailey. On top of that, she sets her eyes on someone she possibly couldn't be with. What else could possibly happen?

The Sky is Everywhere is amazing. Truly amazing. I loved everything about it, the poetry the element of music just everything. And oh what I especially loved was how at the end of every they'll be a sort of note that perfectly explains Lennie's feelings. I loved waiting to see what note each chapter would hold.

Lennie feels alone and distraught. It's really sad to see her in this way but then again she has got two guys all to her self. Toby and Joe. Toby and Joe are both great guys. Adorable, cute and so loving! I love reading about them and I love it when they're in the picture. But I've got to say I like Joe better. Joe as he's the right guy for her and Toby isn't for obvious reasons.

The entire book was wound perfectly. The characters, events, and the magic of the music kept me thoroughly entranced. Nelson has wowed me with this book. It left me speechless and wanting more. Mind blowing and compelling this is a book that needs to be on your bookshelf. I absolute recommended it. Heck, just go buy it!


  1. I've got this book in my wish list. It really sounds a lot like Saving june so if you haven't read it yet please check it out. I think you'd really enjoy it too.

  2. I agree with you, basically everything about this book was spectacular.

    It was actually super hard for me to review because I couldn't get my thoughts properly lined up beyond just "AHHH! READ IT NOOOOW!"

  3. Couldn't agree more! The Sky Is Everywhere is so beautifully written, but not overdone or pretentious. We loved the snippets of things Lennie left around town, and the bed in the forest, and the spotted plant, and all the unique, magical touches. Glad you enjoyed them too. :)

    Hopefully Jandy Nelson comes out with another book soon!

  4. I've had this book on my TBR pile for so long have heard nothing but good things and your review makes me want to pick it up soon :-)

  5. I was lucky enough to read this book before it's released. This is a wonderful YA debut. While there were times when I wanted to slap Lennie for her stupid decisions, I couldn't help but grow to love her by the end of the book. I mean her sister's dead, but she's fooling around with her sister's boyfriend. As bad as that sounds, there was a reason to it.


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