The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson

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Best-of Honors:

  • Horn Book Magazine 2010 Fanfare list ("Our Choices for the Best Books of 2010")
  • A Bank Street Outstanding Book of 2010
  • A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection
  • A BCCB Best Book of 2010
  • A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books for 2010
  • #3 IndieBound Top Ten list for Spring 2010
  • One of NPR's top 5 Teen reads of the year
  • An ABC 2010 New Voices Pick
  • An Irish Independent Top 10 Book of the Year
  • Long-listed for the UK's Carnegie Medal
  • Short-listed for the Australia's 2010 Silver Inky Award
  • Short-listed for Germany's 2010 Leserpreis Award
  • Nominated for for the Best Young Adult Fiction category on Goodreads
  • Short-listed for the Prix des Sorcieres in France

Other Accolades:

  • A Spring 2010 Junior Library Guild Selection
  • A Publishers Weekly Flying Start
  • Texas Tayshas Reading List

Praise:

"The best read of 2010..."

— Bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins

"Full of heart, quirky charm, and beautiful writing, The Sky Is Everywhere simply shines"

— Deb Caletti, National Book Award finalist and author of The Secret Life of Prince Charming

"Okay, I admit it. I've got a huge crush on this book—it's beautiful, brilliant, passionate, funny, sexy and deep"

— Sonya Sones, author of What My Mother Doesn't Know

"WOW. I sobbed my eyes out and then laughed through the tears. I have not fallen in love with a story and its characters like this in a long time. Stunning, heartbreaking, hilarious. A story that shakes the Earth"

— An Na, Printz Award Winner and National Book Award Finalist

"The Sky Is Everywhere evokes the intensity of desire and agony of heartache with breathtaking clarity. This beautifully written story will leave and indelible impression upon your soul"

— Susane Colasanti, author of When It Happens

"Jandy Nelson's story of grief somehow manages to be an enchantment, a celebration, a romance—without forsaking the rock-hard truths of loss."

— Sara Zarr, National Book Award Finalist and author of Story of a Girl and Sweethearts

"An addictive, romantic, heartbreaking and wise tale of one girl's epic loss—and equally epic self discovery. Seriously, stop reading this blurb; start reading this book!"

— Gayle Forman, author of NYT-bestseller If I Stay

"Jandy Nelson has cast the intensity of first love together with the intensity of grief to produce a novel that is unusually rich with both insight and breathless romance."

The Los Angeles Times

"In this amazing tale of love and loss, Nelson introduces a cast of characters who make the reader laugh and cry and want to know these people in real life. It's a wonderful book."

— NPR's The RoundTable

"Those who think young-adult books can't be as literary, rich, and mature as their adult counterparts will be disabused of that notion after reading The Sky Is Everywhere. Nelson has created a finely-drawn portrait of grief and first love, with vivid characters and melodic prose. "

— The Daily Beast, A Spring Top 10 YA Novel

"This book will make you laugh and cry, keeping you up way too late turning pages till you finish the last satisfying line. A Must Read."

Girls Life Magazine

"Nearly everyone who's staggered through life in the wake of a loved one's death will recognize themselves in this brilliant, piercing story. It's a warm, deeply honest story that resonates with truth."

The Denver Post

"The Sky is Everywhere is the story of first love."

The San Francisco Chronicle

"Funky and fun, Nelson's novel is a joy to read. You'll remember [it] long after you've turned the last page."

Romantic Times

"The Sky Is Everywhere is a 'first-love' love story that will seep into your heart."

Sacramento Book Review

"Debut novelist Jandy Nelson possesses a rare gift for language...All of the living, breathing characters in Lennie's circle spring from the pages."

Shelf Awareness

"This honest, complex debut is distinguished by the dreamy California setting and poetic images that will draw readers into Lennie's world..."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

"It's romantic without being gooey and tear-jerking without being campy—what more could a reader want?"

BCCB, starred review

"A story about love and loss...both heartfelt and literary."

Kirkus

"An intimate story about coping with loss, Nelson's first novel is tender, romantic, and loaded with passion."

Horn Book

"Buoyantly written and brimming with humor and life, full of music and the poems Lennie drops all over town, The Sky Is Everywhere explores betrayal and forgiveness through a vibrant cast of characters."

School Library Journal