There are books that get you and speak to you on another level. There are books that touch you and books that make you remember why you love to read. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson is one of those books for me.
Adrift after her sister Bailey’s sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey’s boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs… though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode.
Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart.
As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.
It’s a book that hits your hard in the feels and makes you question the life that you’ve led and the life that you’re meant to lead. It hits you where you didn’t know you needed.
And one of the best pieces of news that we’ve come across is that The Sky Is Everywhere is being adapted.
Apple and A24 are teaming up for the adaptation. You may remember that The Sky Is Everywhere was originally optioned by Warner Bros in 2015. We’d seen no movement on the film and so as bad as it sounds, we’d given up hope.
Jandy Nelson herself will write the script with Josephine Decker directing, according to Deadline, who broke the news.
The adaptation is still in the early stages of development.
Have you read the book? What are your thoughts?