Wednesday 11 August 2010

Just Beautiful - and kind of hilarious

This lovely, lovely book made me smile, cry and laugh out loud - Lennie and her nutty family are just delightful. 

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.
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Lizeylou said...

Think I will have to add this one to my list .... my ever growing list!

dancing in beaumont said...

And it is the prettiest and funnest book to carry around, with its fancy journal type vibe and blue font. loved it!