The Zoella Book Club: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Zoella Book Club: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

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The Sky is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson

Beautiful, funny and heartfelt, The Sky Is Everywhere is about love and forgiveness.

Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker 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 centre stage of her own life – and suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two boys. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow; the other comforts her in it. But the two can’t collide without Lennie’s world exploding…

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Seventeen year old Lennie Walker begins this story by telling us that her older sister Bailey had died unexpectedly just four weeks earlier. Along with her Gram and Uncle Big, the family is struggling with the sudden raw grief that has intercepted their lives and Lennie is often hit with unbearable emotion as the reality of Bailey’s absence dawns on her.

As an outlet for her grief, she writes poetry and memories of Bailey on whatever she can find, often leaving them in random places around town. But when Lennie finds different ways of dealing with her grief with the new boy at school and her dead sister’s fiance, she finds herself in an awkward love triangle.

Heartbreaking and painfully honest, The Sky is Everywhere takes a candid look at the complexities of grief and the seemingly irrational ways it can affect us. Including beautiful images of the poems Lennie leaves around town, this is a wonderfully profound and poetic book that we’re sure you’ll be picking up off your bookshelf again and again. Strong language, sexual content and light mention of drugs feature within Lennie’s story as she comes to terms with the life-changing experience of losing her sister. Poignant, emotional and thought-provoking, The Sky is Everywhere is not to be missed.

Book Breakdown

The Sky is Everywhere Events

We have some truly exciting online events lined up for the Zoella Book Club to encourage readers to discuss the books with fellow readers and with the authors themselves! You can talk about your favourite characters, discuss your favourite scenes, share your own experiences related to the books and ask any burning questions you have since turning the last page. Don’t miss out on the chance to meet like-minded readers and ask your unanswered questions.

Jandy Nelson Biography

Jandy Nelson

Jandy Nelson’s books have been published all over the world and have appeared on “best novel of the year” lists many times. They have also been optioned by Warner Brothers.

The Sky Is Everywhere, her debut novel, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. I’ll Give You the Sun won numerous prizes, including the Printz Award. It was also shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and it debuted at number 8 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Jandy lives in San Francisco and is madly in love with California, how it teeters on the edge of the continent.

Follow Jandy on Twitter @jandynelson or visit her online at

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