Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday - The Sky is Everywhere

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Sky is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson
Publication Date: March 9th 2010 by Dial

Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.

Wow!  I feel like I lived part of this story.  It really hits close to home.  When I was in high school, I was in the band, and during my Senior year, my boyfriend was killed.  Talk about grief!  I don't know how I got through it except for having my friends around me.  I am anxious to get my hands on this one and see what unfolds with these characters.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Wow! It sounds like that book was meant for you!

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