Author: Jandy Nelson
Release Date: March 9, 2010
Date Read: March 16, 2011
I started this book and I really really liked it. It reminded me of Elizabeth Scott and Sarah Dessen books.However, as I continued to read something started to bother me. Like how everyone fell into the cliched description and how the characters used tree as a euphemisms for mind? But then I just kept reading and Jany's writing is just so lyrical. She has a MFA in poetry and you can tell. There where poems written by Lenny and they where just beautiful. The poems where my favorite part of the book.
Unlike most people, I wasn't in love with ( I can't even remember his name) instead I completely fell for Lennie's sisters boyfriend, which is completely wrong I know. But the pain, Oh the pain, these characters felt. It just breaks your heart.Lennie doesn't know how to deal with it. Who would? And because of that she doesn't allow herself to move on and instead suffocates herself in sadness and Toby's arms.She doesn't know who she is without her sister.
This book takes you on Lennie's journey. Journey to love, to finding herself, and to finding happiness again without her sister there.
Writing Style: 5/5
"Her face is more open than an open book, more like a wall of graffiti really."
"No way out but through."
"My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever."