The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
About: 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. (Taken from our catalog description).
What I Liked: This is the story of Lennie and how her older sister (Bailey) passes away unexpectedly. She leaves behind a grieving family. This is literally one of my favorite books ever. Although it is sad 😔, it is truly inspiring at the same time. Lennie’s feelings are constantly pouring from the pages of the book and they just attack you (in a good way). She has to learn how to be herself without her sister and that’s part of why I think it’s such a powerful book. You feel her anger, her sadness, her happiness and more as the story progresses. The characters in this book are so wonderful. I love her grandma! She is super wise and hip. And Joe is cool too. 😉
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