Summary: Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole wide world exploding. This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable -goodreadsThis book, I couldn't rave about it enough. I don't normally read a lot of romance novels but I do enjoy novels dealing with grief and coming to terms with a death. So when I read this I expected to enjoy it. I didn't. I loved it. Completely, utterly and totally. I feel for Joe Fontaine, for Lennie 'John Lennon' for Big and Gram, Sarah [FLYING HORSES AND GIRAFFES] and the Spotted House Plant. I wish I could write like Jandy Nelson. If you haven't read this yet then I honestly think you should, even if this doesn't sounds like your sort of thing, give it a try. What harm could it do?
book palette || the sky is everywhere
16 August 2014
A new feature! Exciting! I hope! What do you think of the name?! [Enough exclamations now?] [Ok.] This feature was inspired by Elena and Jen's features [Arts and Crafts] and [The Writings on the Wall] and in it, I am going to be highlighting a book I loved, creating a desktop wallpaper from it, and sharing the colour palette of the versions of the covers I like the most, and the colour palette of how I feel the book is represented to me in my mind. [If that doesn't make sense I'm not surprised, I'm terrible at explaining things but bear with me, and hopefully by the end of the post you'll get what I'm talking about!]. My first pick?
Other than have yourself another horde of characters to pine and obsess over. Usually, during this feature's post, I would share a colour palette of how I feel the book is represented in my mind, not based on the cover. However, I chose this version of the cover because the colour palette was so spot on to the overall feel of this book. So instead, I'm going to do a little colour palette for some of the characters in this book. Lennie Walker [the main character], affectionately called 'John Lennon' by,: Joe Fontaine; and Lennie's best friend: Sarah, one of my favourite characters.