The Sky Is Everywhere Analysis

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Grief is a difficult subject to write about. Especially when wanting to write about the life of a teenage girl after her sister 's death. Jandy Nelson, author of The Sky is Everywhere, tells a heartbreaking story about life after death. Unlike many young adult novels, The Sky is Everywhere talks about serious problems that many teenagers face. Nelson crafts a perfect story that is inspiring and tragic. Each twist and turn leaves readers shocked, and wanting more. The Sky is Everywhere is the story of Lennon “Lennie” Walker, named after music legend John Lennon, who learns to cope with her sisters unexpected death. Lennie lived with her grandmother, Gram; her uncle, Uncle Big; and her sister, Bailey “Bails” Walker until Bailey died. Lennie…show more content…
It’s not just because my sister Bailey died four weeks, or because my mother hasn’t contacted me in sixteen years, or even because suddenly all I think about is sex. She is worried about me because one of her houseplants has spots” (1). This quote is an incredible example of Lennie’s life. Her sister died in the middle of a play rehearsal, unexpectedly. And, Gram is worried about her, not for real reasons but because a houseplant has spots. This quote is the opening line of the book setting a serious with slight tinge of humorous mood for the rest of the story. As shown in the quote, Lennie’s life is different from how it was. Later in the story, we learn that Lennie and Bailey used to make up stories about where there mom was. Now, after Bailey’s death, Lennie realizes her mom is just an uncaring person who left her two daughters at their grandmother’s house. Also, Lennie feels “free” after Bailey’s death. She feels that now she has a time to shine. Bailey used to be the sister that did plays and was in the spotlight, but now, Lennie has her time. Lennie starts to like Joe Fontaine, the new kid from France, while “searching” for Bailey in Toby. Lennie is hurt and confused, and her life is trying to keep her
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