The Sky Is Everywhere
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The Sky Is Everywhere

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Adrift after her sister Bailey's sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby--Bailey's boyfriend who shares her grief--and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs... though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode. Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart. As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 275 pages
  • 147.32 x 205.74 x 33.02mm | 408.23g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Dial Books for Young Readers,US
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0803734956
  • 9780803734951
  • 196,332

About Jandy Nelson

Jandy Nelson, like her characters in I'll Give you the Sun, comes from a superstitious lot. She was tutored from a young age in the art of the four-leaf clover hunt; she knocks wood, throws salt, and carries charms in her pockets. Her debut novel, The Sky Is Everywhere, was on multiple Best Books of the Year lists, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, earned numerous starred reviews, has been translated widely, and continues to enjoy great international success. Jandy has a BA from Cornell, an MFA in poetry from Brown, and another MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Currently a full-time writer, Jandy lives and writes in San Francisco, California--not far from the settings of The Sky Is Everywhere and I'll Give You the Sun.show more

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?Okay. I admit it. I?ve got a huge crush on this book?it's beautiful, brilliant, passionate, funny, sexy and deep. Come to think of it, I might even want to marry this book Sonya Sones, author of "What My Mother Doesn?t Know" ?Full of heart, quirky charm, and beautiful writing, "The Sky Is Everywhere" simply shines.? ?Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist and author of "The Secret Life of Prince Charming" ?Jandy Nelson completely won me over through Lennie, whose story of grief somehow manages to be an enchantment, a celebration, a romance?without forsaking the rock-hard truths of loss.? ?Sara Zarr, National Book Award Finalist and author of "Story of a Girl" and "Sweethearts" ?WOW. I sobbed my eyes out and then laughed through the tears. I have not fallen in love with a story and its characters like this in a long time. Stunning, heartbreaking, hilarious. A story that shakes the Earth.? ?An Na, Printz Award Winner and National Book Award Finalist ?"The Sky Is Everywhere"show more

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Lennie and Bailey are sisters, best friends, everything to each other. Their mother took off when they were just babies, which Gram has always attributed to the "restless gene" that runs in the family. When Bailey, vivacious and fiery Bailey, dies of a heart arrhythmia while rehearsing for Romeo & Juliet, Lennie is utterly lost. Without Bailey's guidance, smothering affection, and her untameable spirit, Lennie doesn't know what to do. She has always stood at the sidelines, content to catch just a few rays of Bailey's endless radiance. Though Lennie can't help but wallow in her grief, the rest of the world carries on, and ultimately, so must she. On her first day back to school she meets the most enchanting boy on earth - fabulously multi-talented musician, Joey Fontaine. Complicating the situation is Bailey's boyfriend, Toby, who turns to Lennie for comfort. In sharing their despair, seeds of attraction manifest and Lennie must struggle to sort through a tumult of emotions roaring inside her. Forced to come out of her shell, Lennie starts to see how absolutely beautiful yet wondrously confusing life can be. In her contemplation of life and death, Lennie must completely reconsider what it means to truly live. For the first time in her life, Lennie is all alone - center stage. Whether she is ready or not, it is time for her solo. Jandy Nelson's debut novel is a heart-wrenching tale of love and forgiveness that will make you laugh and cry all in the same sentence. THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE ties themes of wanderlust, betrayal, and forgiveness in a love story more complex than most young adult authors dare to concoct. *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
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