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The Sky Is Everywhere

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The Sky Is Everywhere

By Jandy Nelson

Speak, Paperback, 9780142417805, 275pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2011

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.

About the Author
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."

Praise For The Sky Is Everywhere

"This honest, complex debut is distinguished by a dreamy California setting and poetic images that will draw readers in to Lennie's world." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"It+s romantic without being gooey and tearjerking without being campy-what more could a reader want?" -BCCB, starred review