Usually I don’t do this, talk about a book before I review it, but I just can’t help it. Today I read one of those novels that leaves bookworms like me so emotionally drained yet so incredibly joyful. You’ve heard it from me before… after reading Kristina McBride’s THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES, Lauren Oliver’s BEFORE I FALL, and Melina Marchetta’s JELLICOE ROAD… some books just resonate with you. THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE is another one of those books for me.
Jandy Nelson’s debut novel has left me speechless and completely in love with her writing. There were so many times that I just wanted to read a passage or line over and over again. To write it down. Remember it forever. It was so unbelievably beautiful.
When I finished it, way too quickly, I had to talk about it. I immediately went to find a friend, only to discover that I couldn’t even really speak coherently about it… except to say: You have to read this book. Which she promised she would. She was totally laughing at me because of how excited I was about this book, but, I’m telling you, you should be.
So. After that, I leave you with the book trailer. It is so deceptively simple, but, watching it now, it almost makes me cry. THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE is not a novel I’ll soon forget.