“The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.”
Resume: Lennie Walker is a teenage whose beloved sister, Bailey, suddenly dies. Lennie tries to live with the pain of losing her sister by keeping everyone away. She refuses to pack her sister stuff, she stays in her closet just to smell her sister’s clothes. While she tries hard to move on, she gets her feelings mixed after kissing her sister’s boyfriend, Toby. If it wasn’t confusing enough, Lennie meets Joe, a enthusiastic musical genius.
“Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes part of you, step for step, breath for breath.”
First thing: this cover is so so so beautiful. I fell in love with it. This book is beautiful. Fast paced and so well writing. We could actually feel everything Lennie was feeling without get upset or boring.
I love how all characters has a place in this story and how well written they are. I love Lennie. She is confuse and sometimes can seem a little annoying but she keeps a slightly sardonic tone. Many times I just wish I was with her. I could actually imagine me be her. Joe was amazing too. He is so enthusiastic and his happiness is palpable – as is his heartbreak.
And then there is Toby. He is broken, damage and I felt so bad for him.
And then, there is these little notes or poems Lennie writes. She leaves her mark on leaves, flyers – anything she can get her hands and a pen on and then hides them. This was so important for the book because almost all of them was parts of conversations between Lennie and Bailey. While I thought this is a little random, just to show us how she felt or her relationship with her sister, at the end we have a surprise. I just loved this book. I laughed, I cried and I wanted to hit Lennie but at same time I wanted to hug her. I read this book in 4 hours and I was so sad when I finished it. I just wanted more and more. I actually have no words to describe this book.
I highly recommend this book. One of my favorites contemporary YA books ♥
Couple romance: ★★★★
Story ending: ★★★★★
Overall rating: ★★★★1/2