The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
The Sky is Everywhere
Publisher: Walker Books
Grief has turned Lennie's world upside down - Bailey, her charismatic and vital older sister has died unexpectedly, forcing Lennie to step out from behind her shadow for the first time.
Lennie, who lives with her bohemian grandmother and eccentric Uncle Big in California, writes poetry about her feelings on scraps of paper, which she leaves hidden in unusual places around town. Her poems pepper the book, their rawness emphasised, as they are presented as hand-written and on textured pages.
Lennie’s emotional rollercoaster is heightened by an intense new connection with Bailey’s former fiancé, Toby, and the arrival of Joe Fontaine, a gorgeous and sensitive musician, who, much to Lennie’s disbelief, seems to adore her.
This beautifully presented book, is a quirky and romantic coming-of-age tale, with huge teenage girl appeal.