Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The 12 Books of Christmas -- Book #4

I've been counting down my 12 favorite books of 2011, and  today we are ready for #4. To clarify, these are book I READ in 2011; they weren't necessarily published in 2011. I have rated 18 books so far this year with a perfect 5 out of 5 hats. So my top twelve books were a bit difficult to determine. Book #4 is:
The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson

Click on the title to read my full review. Let me just say, if you like contemporaries at all you have to read this. Some adjectives I used in my review: special, poetic, lyrical, beautiful, romantic. This is one of the few books that I used multiple quotes from in my review -- there were so many special things about it.  The story is about loss and love. Here's a quote from my review:

They all are struggling in one way or another, and don’t seem to realize that they all need each other to get through this. Nelson tells this story as if she’s lived through it, with such compassion and understanding. One way Lennie has of working through her sadness is to write poems on scraps of paper and then leave them in random places around town. Each one of these poems is a work of art itself.

I don't know what else I can say, except just writing this makes me want to go get this and read it again. You really should.....

Feel free to link up your favorite books in the comments, if you want. Tune in tomorrow for number 3!

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1 comment:

  1. This novel had me laughing and crying. It was absolutely fabulous. Lennie and Joe make such a great couple and I feel like I really got to know both of them.


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