Monday, December 27, 2010

Spotted: The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Where: R-train
Who was reading: A young asian woman in a long white coat, beaming infectiously.
The more I look around... the more I see people smiling on the train. It's weird, because I've learned to expect glassy-eyed stares and miserable "I'm-barely-tolerating-this" sort of expressions from my fellow straphangers. Perhaps those who read have well and truly shrugged off the drudgerous spirit that hangs so heavy over the subway. Hooray for books!
Ridiculously simplified synopsis (via Shelfari): "Girl looses her brother to death and she and her dead sisters boyfriend don't know how to deal with the grief [sic]."
Ha-ha, "looses her brother to death?" But actually it does sound pretty good. Here's a sampling of the reviews:

  • "A must read."—Girls Life Magazine
  • "Unusually rich with both insight and breathless romance." —The LA Times
  • "This well-intentioned story about love and loss too often gets tangled in its own emo." —Kirkus Reviews
  • "Funky and fun." —Romantic Times
Is it just me... Or does Romantic Times seem to have reviewed a different book altogether?

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