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The Sky Is Everywhere

Nelson, Jandy

(Paperback - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Sky Is Everywhere
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In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.
Publisher: New York : Speak, 2011
ISBN: 9780142417805
0142417807
Branch Call Number: FIC N
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 21 cm.

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In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.


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Jul 09, 2014
  • lauhginglexia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOve this booooookkkkk

Jun 08, 2014
  • vanessakirkwood rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There is so much I can say about this book but the first word that comes to mind is how unfreakingbelievably good this was. I couldn't stop reading for one second and all the while I was completely infused in her beautiful descriptions. I loved everything about this book and it was beautifully poetic and so real.

I love everything about Lennie's character - including the fact that she was named after John Lennon who is my favourite singer of all time and also that her favourite book is Wuthering Heights because that's my favourite book as well. However, I reckon this is one of my all time favourite books.

Don't miss a chance to read this, it's one of the most beautiful and amazing books! :)

"Lennie, 17, was perfectly content living in her vibrant older sister Bailey's shadow, but now Bailey is dead. Devastated by her loss, Lennie tries to carry on, all the while feeling guilty for the smallest moments of happiness -- particularly the ones that she shares with Toby, Bailey's boyfriend. When a new boy in town, gifted musician Joe Fontaine, shows an interest in Lennie, she thinks that he might be "the one"... but can she trust herself not to screw it up? Brimming with emotional intensity, this honest and romantic story is one that fans of tearjerkers won't want to miss." Teen Scene June 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/7b566aed-1e9e-4c94-a7d6-47b0da5d5ef2?postId=cdea2c98-6cc1-4765-8ee6-f42ef293d52f

Sep 26, 2013
  • Blue_Camel_2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was one of my favorite books of all time

Jul 30, 2013
  • LSheng rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It was really overly dramatic for me. I didn't feel very connected to Lennie because her actions and emotions were so over the top, even taken into her consideration the tragedy. And the ending with the notes was obvious from a mile away and rather clichéd, albeit quite unrealistic at the same time (not sure if I'm making sense there).

That's not to say it wasn't a fun summer read. I loved Joe and Big and Lennie's grandma. Personal growth and self-discovery makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, and there was plenty of that. So, good novel, but there definitely has to be conscious suspension of disbelief.

Jul 09, 2013
  • goofy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lyrical sweet sadness.

Feb 25, 2013
  • mellyrose89 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I found that this book was too hormonally charged for me. It is great for teens though!

Jan 07, 2013
  • Cuddling_books16 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was just amazing!! <3 Defenetly recomment to other readers! :) <33

amazing book <3 one of my favourites

this book was amazing, i hope there will be other books like this one .

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Jul 19, 2013
  • vanessakirkwood rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"That is a common misconception, the sky is everywhere and it starts at your feet."

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Someone might as well roll up the whole sky, pack it away for good.”

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I have an impulse to write all over the orange walls- I need an alphabet of endings ripped out of books, of hands pulled off of clocks, of cold stones, of shoes filled with nothing but wind.”

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I'm layering away: sauce, noodles, I belong to you, cheese, sauce, my heart is yours, noodles, cheese, I hear your soul in your music, cheese, cheese, CHEESE...”

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Everyone has always said I look like Bailey, but I don't.
I have grey eyes to her green,
an oval face to her heart-shaped one,
I'm shorter, scrawnier, paler, flatter, plainer, tamer.
All we shared is a madhouse of curls
that I imprison in a ponytail
while she let hers rave
like madness
around her head.
I don't sing in my sleep
or eat the petals off flowers
or run into the rain instead of out of it.
I'm the unplugged-in one,
the side-kick sister,
tucked into a corner of her shadow.
Boys followed her everywhere;
they filled the booths at the restaurant where she waitressed,
herded around her at the river.
One day, I saw a boy come up behind her
and pull a strand of her long hair
I understood this-
I felt the same way.
In photographs of us together,
she is always looking at the camera,
and I am always looking at her.”

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“How can the word love, the word life, even fit in the mouth?”

Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“He doesn’t have to say it, i feel it too; it’s not subtle - like every bell for miles and miles is ringing at once, loud and clanging, hungry ones and tiny, happy, chiming ones, all of them sounding off in this moment. I put my hands around his neck, pull him to me, and then he’s kissing me hard and so deep, and i am flying, sailing, soaring…”

Jul 08, 2011
  • E_Kazan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Morning, John Lennon," Joe says, looking up from his guitar strings and throwing me a jaw-dropping grin -what am I doing making out with Toby, Bailey's Toby, I think as I smile back at the holy horsed unfreakingbelievable Joe Fontaine, who has seemingly moved into our kitchen. Things are so mixed up -the boy who should kiss me acts like a brother and the boy who should act like a brother keeps kissing me. Sheesh.

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May 31, 2012
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Mar 30, 2012
  • bookaddict983 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 13, 2011
  • BookFaerie27 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 23, 2011
  • drinkteawithsherlock rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 08, 2011
  • E_Kazan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

E_Kazan thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Jun 26, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of romance

Jul 08, 2011
  • E_Kazan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When her fiery older sister Bailey dies abruptly, seventeen-year-old Lennie, bookworm and band geek, is catapulted to center stage of her own life -and, despite her nopnexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennies'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 world exploding.

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