Dept 51 Welcomes Jandy Nelson
The Sky Is Everywhere, tells the story of 17 year old Lennie, who has always happily lived in the shadow of her fantastic older sister. But when Bailey dies suddenly, Lennie finds herself as the star of her own life and struggling with grief, love and all the conflicting emotions that haunt us throughout life. Heart-breaking and uplifting, filled with joy, this is a book that MUST be read.
I'll Give You The Sun, her latest offering, is no less compelling. Twins Jude and Noah were incredibly close...at one point. The a family tragedy drives them apart and shatters their world. Told in the alternating voices of the twins, Noah at age 14 and Jude at 16 (after the event), each carries only one half of the story and must find their way back to each other. The impact of this book is breath-taking....beautiful, fearless and revealing. Just read it....you'll see what I mean.
So, sorry to have missed you, Jandy. Safe home.