For this week’s edition of Teen Book Talk, we’re sharing a teen book, The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson. Nelson is also the author of I’ll Give You the Sun, the 2015 Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The Sky is Everywhere was Nelson’s first published novel.

**Teens use a scale of 1-5 stars, with one star being poor and five stars being excellent, for their reviews**

 

Esha C., Grade 10, Teen Reviewer

skyiseverywhereBook Title: The Sky Is Everywhere

Author: Jandy Nelson

Format: Book

Year of Publication: 2010

This Book Would Appeal To: This book would appeal to teens who enjoy reading books by authors like John Green and Rainbow Rowell

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
“The Sky Is Everywhere” is a book about the shifting character of Lennie Walker- a seventeen year old band geek who’s older sister had passed away. One thing I really like about this book is how even though the story is about Lennie being torn between her two love interests, the book is also about the main character growing into a better person and standing up for herself. Throughout the story I found it interesting to see how Lennie was able to step out of the shadow of her vibrant older sister and become her own person, dealing with things and circumstances that she never had to acknowledge before. One thing that I disliked about the book was how the recurring story about Lennie’s mother (who had left her two daughters to live with their grandmother) never really went anywhere or resolved itself. I would really recommend this book because I feel it had a great balance of subtle humor and romance with a fairly interesting plot.

There is no material in this book (which is for teens) that would make anyone uncomfortable or force them to stop reading.

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