Welcome to Many Covers Monday! Today we're looking at the many different covers of The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I tried reading this book a year or so ago and couldn't get into it unfortunately. It's a shame because the ilustrations and things on the inside of the book look amazing!
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 transfer 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.
As always, we'll start with the US (left) and the UK (right) editions. The UK one, the one I had, has lots of scrunched up notepaper pictures that were written on and stuff, if I remember. Does the US one do the same?
As a first for MCM, I don't actually know where these are from. But an educated guess would say that these are the UK/US paperbacks! I definitely prefer left, I'd pick that up and read it for sure.
The Italian cover (left) doesn't immediately grab me, it's just a cloud thing. The German cover (right) really does though but probably because I'd quite like a big ass windmill like she's got. #Jealous
The Swedish cover (left) made me nearly puke with all the pink. And then I nearly peed myself when I saw the face in the bottom right corner. I was looking at a much bigger image! The Portugese cover is okay but I am a little tired of seeing sky and hearts on these covers. Although I suppose that it's better than giant pink flowers...
Another German cover on the right, and again with the sky and hearts. I quite like the dandelion idea though. The Danish cover is nice and unique too, but I'm not sure about that wing on her back...
What do you think to all these? Which is your favourite? Which do you hate? Let me know in the comments!
Next week: The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith!