Review: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

This one may come as a surprise to you. Contemporary romance books are usually not my forte, but I decided to pick this up for two reasons:

1) Beautiful book cover
What can I say, I’m a sucker for pretty covers.

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Cover image from Goodreads.

2) The protagonist sounded kind of like me
She plays clarinet, and the same part as me, for one thing. (Well, I’m third clarinet now, but I always was second. Never really figured out how my teacher decided to split up the parts. Either way, at least I’m first chair of Clarinet 3!)  That in itself won me over.

Synopsis

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Description screenshot from Goodreads

I love how this book takes a depressing topic, grief, and manages to make it a sweet and fun book. It manages to address these topics without making you feel down, and that is pretty amazing.

Because of the love triangle that goes on in this novel, you’ll be struggling by “shipping” Lennie with the guy of your choice. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of Toby. Joe has my heart. *I can’t believe I just said that on the internet…*

Anyway, this is a really well done contemporary YA romance that even I enjoyed reading. Pick it up; you won’t be disappointed. Until you finish reading it, that is.

I give The Sky is Everywhere 5 stars!

And psst… My next review coming in the next week or so is of the first book in a new sci-fi series. Stay tuned!

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