Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
I also need to add that the production quality of this book is exquisite! Another gem from our dear friends at Walker Books.
I also want to add this excellent review from Orlaith Mannion, one of my brilliant young reviewers. Well done, Orlaith!!!
Normal people do not mourn this way. They cry and wail... they do not write poems that no one will read, they do not put their feelings on paper and let them go into the wind and they certainly don't fall for their dead sister's boyfriend.
Lennie's older sister Bailey dies and with her she takes all the fire and music and light from Lennie's world and leaving her alone in the centre of the stage without a clue as to what to do next. The only one she knows who is unaffected by Bailey's death is Joe, the gorgeous talented new boy. But Lennie is torn between two boys and the guilt of being happy so soon after Bailey's passing is tearing her apart.
A wonderful tale of coming to terms with grief and coping when the worst thing that could possibly happen does happen. 'The Sky Is Everywhere' is a beautiful touching bbok that will bring a tears to your eyes in both laughter and saddness. Highly recommended for ages 14 years +
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