The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson is unfreakingbelievable!

Actually, i didn’t expect to like this for the plot itself is a giveaway that it talks of death, grief, or anything that would make a novel depressing. But reading it feels exactly the opposite! Jandy Nelson is such an incredible writer that even the simplest plot could turn into something beautiful, wonderful, touching and refreshing! The characters are so believable that although they have their own flaws and struggles bottled up inside, I was able to feel them, I was able to feel their grief for Bailey’s death. I understood what Gram must feel- she feels alone, ashamed for what she’s done, and longs for the return of her daughter. I wanted to remind her that she’s not alone, that it’s not her fault, and that she did a great thing in raising Lennie and Bailey. I wanted to tell Lennie that wherever her sister is, she’s already forgiven, that she shouldn’t feel guilty, there’s no need to write poems for Bails in every candy wrapper, in every piece of paper and scatter them all over town because she’ll always be by her side. I wanted her to soar and touch the sky, to do everything without hesitation and the lingering ghost of her past. That’s how emotionally caught up I am in the story.

I admire Joe, his Joelirius, and his batting eyelashes! Bat. Bat. Bat. I admire that he’s like the sunshine that lights up everyone’s sorrow. I’m just glad that Lennie ended up with him because it means that she’s embracing the change. I also enjoyed reading Sarah’s personality, she made me laugh with her hilariously exaggerated language — “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! That is so unfreakingfreakingfreakingfreakingbelieveable! Cows on the moon, Len! Cows. On. The. Moon!” — I seem to forget about Lennie’s dilemma whenever she spends time with her bestfriend.

I can say that I’m glad I read this novel because I learned so much, about life, about death, and about people. I feel enlightened after reading this emotional ride of a novel.

I’m just so in LOVE with this book..

I LOVE Joelirius!
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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If you were to reminisce your past, would you be frustrated or satisfied? If you had a near-death experience and be given the chance to choose, would you leave the world or endure whatever comes?

The answer may be crystal clear to us but not for mia. She was grief-stricken after losing her family in a car accident. She went into a coma and is looking at her life once again, she’s in what we call the “in between”,so she has to make the most crucial decision in her life. “If i stay” is a poignant novel that would definitely tear the readers apart. I, for one, was moved by the problems and situations presented in the book because it’s something that everyone wants to know but no one wants to experience. At first, i was a bit hesitant to read the novel, it made me think to myself “why would i want to read this, it’ll only make me depress over something i’m not supposed to?” I guess i was being cynical after reading thirteen reasons why by jay asher because it didn’t give an impression to me. I thought they would generate the same feeling, but if i stay turned out pretty good. It’s amazing how a simple plot could be meaningful just by the way the author develops the story. The flashbacks helped a great deal in building up the emotion it gives the readers. It’s like reading one of mitch albom’s novel, for one more day.

Yes it was depressing , sad and it didn’t offer some shocking twists , but there’s more to it. It will make you think twice about you life. Have you done things you truly want? Have you said what you wanted to say to people? I’m glad it ended how i wanted it to end. I love how Adam, her boyfriend, made it happen. I love how kim, her bestfriend, assured her that she still has a family, that she’s not alone.

It will surely resonate to anyone. I did not cry a river just like what i read from the other reviewers. But i would still recommend it to anyone who’s been missing out a lot on ths topic. I admit i’m glad to have read this because i’m kind of tired of the Cheesy vampire/fallen angels novels i’ve been reading quite a lot lately.