Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker 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 centre stage of her own life – and suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two boys. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow; the other comforts her in it. But the two can’t collide without Lennie’s world exploding…
A while ago I read ‘I’ll give you the sun‘ by Jandy Nelson after reading a whole lot of raving reviews. It took me a while to get into the book, but when I got into it, I thought it was a wonderful book.
And then, ‘The sky is everywhere’ was released in Holland and I was quite curious to read this book, because I hoped it would be as good as ‘I’ll give you the sun’. I started reading it and immediately I knew: this book is even better than ‘I’ll give you the sun’. ‘The sky is everywhere’ is about mourning and how to cope with that, but also about falling in love and how to find support within people.
Jandy Nelson has a beautiful way with words, she knows how to explain feelings and struggles in such a beautiful way, that it almost feels like you’re mourning yourself. All the feelings of loss I’ve ever felt, I felt whilst reading this book and that was pretty intense. But in a way it was beautifully intense, because ‘The sky is everywhere’ feels like someone’s covered you in a cozy blanket whilst holding you tight. It’s beautiful and heartwarming, even though it’s a heartbreaking subject at the same time.
I finished the book within a day and I’m sure I’ll read the book again. And again. The raving reviews about ‘I’ll give you the sun’ have to change to ‘The sky is everywhere’, because this book is a thousand times more beautiful.
So yeah, what is my conclusion? Just go and buy the book. You have to read this, especially when you’re experienced mourning or loss in any way possible. It’s a hug that you didn’t know you needed. What a fantastic book.
DetailsThe sky is everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Published by Walker Books Ltd
Genres: Young Adult
You can buy the book at Book Depository.
I received this book in exchange for a review. If you want to read more about this, read my disclaimer.