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4.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jandy Nelson Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781441820174
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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.

Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ovrly Obsessed | 2/18/2014

    " I loved this book! Romantic. Sad. Girl power. Even somewhat sexy. Everything I love in a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten Lily | 2/11/2014

    " If I could I would give it a million stars!!! Nelson put so much feeling into this book it almost makes you feel as if you are going through it with them. This story of grief manages to be charming, and somehow a celebration, without forsaking the rock-hard truth of loss. Lennie went through a lot and I like how there were random poems thrown into it. One of my newest favorite books! Jandy Nelson, keep writing(: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ori | 1/22/2014

    " I read this book a while ago but whenever I get the time to read it again I do. It's not one of those books that has the WOW factor. But it is indeed a great read. The love story is awesome and my favorite thing about The Sky Is Everywhere is that the girl's ACTUAL name is Lennon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vy | 1/21/2014

    " Such an incredible and beautifully written book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Basma Naiisseh | 1/20/2014

    " A supremely interesting story to experience. Lennie, the protagonist, loses her older sister and through her grief, falls in love with the new boy in town, Joe Fontaine. Although the plot may sound ridiculous, after all, a teenage girl who has just experienced death for the first time is not supposed to be thinking about some boy with a smile "that could brighten the night sky". But that's the whole point of this book, the author and his protagonist both acknowledge that this is abnormal. Lennie's unorthodox method of mourning explains to the reader how people all deal with grief differently, and there is no "wrong" or "right" way to grieve. After all, who says cloaking one's self in black and crying into the night is any more effective than looking for the light, however less bright it is, left in life? Nelson further elaborates on Lennie's life, including the fact that she, along with her sister, had been abandoned by her mother as a toddler. This adds dimensions to the story, rather than leaving it as a bland, one-dimensional story of loss. Finally, Lennie's "voice" throughout the story is truly enthralling: quirky, humorous, real -- not a monotonous mourning melody. Maybe not for everyone, but teenage girls who have sisters should give this book a chance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 1/18/2014

    " very sad, but very eye opening.. i loved all the characters in it- and they why the characters handled everything that was happening around them "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 12/29/2013

    " Stunningly beautiful, I'm completely in love with this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolamex | 12/11/2013

    " If I could give it 100 stars, I would. What a magnificent book. So beautifully written. All I'm going to say about it is GO AND READ IT! It's perfection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia C. | 12/2/2013

    " It didnt keep me interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elly | 11/14/2013

    " ARGGHHHH!!!! I love this book! I flinched when Joe said "I can't believe someone would do that to her sister" (or something like that) to Lennie. I have read this book 23 times (going for 25) and I'm not sick of it yet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rihan Shariff | 11/4/2013

    " Heartbreaking and very funny, the tears actually started rolling around page 50, it was such a heartbreaking story yet it ended with warm sunshines and happiness, though i still feel the pain for Lennie in losing Bailey "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.J. | 10/28/2013

    " Loved the poetry and the realistic depiction of a self-centred but heartbroken and confused teenager. Beginning to think that every YA book written nowadays has a bit of an obsession with death, though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hunter Haynes | 10/25/2013

    " This book is sooo beautiful. It makes me wish that I knew my sister. Although written for a more mature audience, this book is glorious and highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ell | 9/21/2013

    " It was good! I liked the idea of the book and I also liked how it was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Jones | 6/9/2013

    " A girl dealing with grief. Solid YA read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 6/6/2013

    " This was so beautifully written i read it twice i am never going to be over it i love it so much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/5/2012

    " I really loved this book. It was beautifully written, really sad, and very romantic. After devouring it and savoring it at the same time, I went back a few days later and reread my favorite parts. Some language and sexual references. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aleyna Sarap | 8/9/2012

    " This was a pretty good. I would recommend it to a lot of people but it's a bit depresing so if you can't handle stress, I don't strongly recommend it but overall it was a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise Ann | 6/12/2012

    " This book is amazing! it made me want to fall in love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Umisyafiqa | 11/8/2011

    " god please send me a joe fontaine just pls "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annika | 9/24/2011

    " Quirky, poignant and endearing. One of those rejuvenating reads you'd just love to read all over and over and over again. This book reminded me so much of If I Stay & Where She Went. It's like those 2 books wound up into one! Love it. It's gotten into my top 3 favourite books of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jenn reads fiction | 9/22/2011

    " it hit so close to home.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esther | 5/19/2011

    " reading it again already. it's that good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 5/19/2011

    " i thought this book was amazing!!!! out of all the books i have read this has to be the best. i think the author really captured the main characters feelings really well because what she felt i felt. I'm just really speechless!!! thats how great this book was!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 5/16/2011

    " This book, told by a grieving sister, gave a clear account of the emotions that would occur after a terrible tragedy. The characters were clearly drawn and the dialogue was realistic in a story of angst laced with humor. No real sex in the book, either. "

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About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and was twice a finalist for an Audie in 2015. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer. Her audiobook credits include memoir, nonfiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult, and adult fiction.