Thursday, October 28, 2010

5 star book: THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE


Wow, is all I have to say about The Sky Is Everywhere.

The novel follows Lennie whose big sister, Bailey, has just died. She's suddenly at a loss for who she is now & how to deal with her new grief. There's also a really well written love triangle between her dead sisters boyfriend and a new boy in town.

It's emotional, it's hilarious, the characters are fully formed and real, and the best part is the writing. It is gorgeous. I'm not surprised at all that the author has written a lot of poetry because at least once every couple pages I gasped at how lovely something was put.

EXAMPLE:
"Then all of a sudden the breath is kicked out of me and I'm shoved onto the cold hard concrete floor of my life now, because I remember I can't run home after school and tell Bailey about a new boy in band.

My sister dies over and over again, all day long"

Has anyone read this? Wasn't it gorgeous?

7 comments:

Rachel+Co said...

excellent review! this is one of the many books i have bought and never read. it's been sitting on my nightstand looking very lonely and neglected for quite a while. i'll definitely move it up to the top of the pile. thanks for the suggestions.

Elana Johnson said...

I have read this and I LOVED it. I will admit that the first time I tried to read it, I couldn't. So I put it away and tried again a little while later. Then I really loved it.

Katie said...

I will reserve it today!

Joan said...

Ohhhhhh! I need a new good read. Just finished "The Hunger Games" series...
I will let you know what I think :)

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

You know, had you not given the example of the beautiful writing I may not have put it on my to read list. Great review.

Esther Noelle said...

It came up on hold for me at the library today! I'll probably go pick it up after gymnastics tomorrow if you guys want to meet us there at like 11:45. #provolibrary

Autumn said...

Read it and LOVED it!!! Her poetry is breathtaking!