Himlen ved Mine Fødder
Title: The Sky is Everywhere
Author: Jandy Nelson
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Himlen ved mine fødder
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2015
Finished Reading: August 2018
Genre: Young Adult & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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.
Sensitive, heartfelt and fantastic this is truly a beautiful story that I’m sure will awaken emotions in all of us. It’s a story about losing the one closest to you and the struggle of moving forward.
It’s a YA and mostly for the younger audience and the author captures, the spirit of being young it’s all very realistic. Read it, give yourself the pleasure if you’re still young, and enjoy reading.
My personal opinion of this book is a bit of a twist. It was an interesting read but I got annoyed with the main character. She’s so weak and boring and frankly, not very appealing.
Usually I like first person narrators but seeing, as I don’t like the main character I’ve hit a rough patch. Nevertheless, fortunately, like usually in all books, she’s going through a big change.
I wish I had started reading sooner. This book really has potential and it’s no wonder many people love this book to death!
This author is the opposite of Jojo Moyes! Usually she gives us time to get to know the characters before finishing them off, ha-ha. Nelson hands over the tragedy beforehand, and uses time afterwards to get us acquainted with the deceased. Very cruel in a way!