The Sky is Everywhere: A Book Review

by , Wednesday May 17, 2017
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The Sky is Everywhere: A Book Review

Book Review of Jandy Nelson's The Sky is Everywhere

Another great novel read & reviewed by Molly Looby

 

 

Lennie Walker, seventeen, Wuthering Heights obsessed, clarinet player, band geek. Also hopeless romantic, prone to scattering poems all over town and as of four weeks ago, sisterless…

 

 

The Sky is Everywhere truly captured my heart. Every single sentence was full of so much emotion that I clung to the pages, feeling all of it. And although I’ve read quite a few books like this, I’ve never read one quite this kooky. The characters are all so different and bizarre in such a way that seems natural and charming. I loved every word.

 

The poems at the start/end of each chapter were amazing and pulled everything together. I don’t pretend to know anything about poetry, but they blew me away. I didn’t realise how few words you need to feel things so strongly. And that was just it. There were raw, intense descriptions of grief and love that were so real and true it hurt. It paints the most perfect picture.

 

Yes, I know there’s a love triangle and a lot of readers (including me) don’t like them, but it’s a love triangle done right. Of course Lennie doesn’t know what to do. She’s grief-stricken and confused and she knows it isn’t like her. Plus, I loved both the boys equally, and that is an amazing fact.

 

Overall, I couldn’t put it down. It’s one of those books that makes you want to grab the ones you love most and cling tight. It was beautiful and magical as well as raw and intense. It struck the perfect balance.

 

 

      5/5 stars

 

 

Thanks to Molly Looby for reading the book & writing this review 

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