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.
My Thoughts: This novel literally pissed me off. It also made me cry. And it made me laugh and wish I was in love. It was a very emotional novel, and as you can see, I got pretty emotional... but I'm not afraid to admit it!! Anyways, this review will have spoilers.
Lennie lost her sister. This is something that I hate thinking about because of my own sister. I don't know how I would handle it. But Lennie seems to be handling it with her sisters fiance. That's what pissed me off. Toby, its just, no. No. NO!! Gross. Not meant to be! Every time I read Toby's name I put the book down and yelled "GO AWAY". Seriously... He was ruining her life!!!!! And then Joe caught them -_- UGH. Now she has nobody. Obviously she was devastated. I really hated Toby... until later in the novel.
Joe. How can I describe Joe? PERFECT. It was too good to be true for Lennie because Joe was the guy every girl wanted and Lennie was the girl no guy noticed. Kind of sad but true. But he loves her and she loves him. The novel was so cute and romantic. I loved it. Later Toby and Lennie did stop making out and were more like a brother and a sister. They both knew they did it becaue of their sadness towards Bailey. It sounds weird but I started to like Toby because of there new friendship. No more kissing. Yeah :)
I loved the characters in this book, mostly Lennie. She wrote poems on random things such as a candy wrapper to the bathroom wall at the school, and left them at the most random places. Poems that showed her love for Bailey, and memories between them. I think thats the coolest thing ever... I'm debating on trying it myself. Plus Lennie was a mean clarinet player, one who will most likely get into Julliard. Honestly, this is an awesome book and I loved it. Its a must read!! Im not really telling you guys much, it probably doesnt sound all that good with my little details on stuff. But it is. So read it!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011