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Soundtrack Saturday – The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

April 28, 2012

Soundtrack Saturday is an opportunity to share a song I think would fit on the soundtrack for the book I’m currently reading.

Feel free to join in! Either leave your soundtrack pick or the link to your soundtrack post in the comments.

From the author’s website:
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 sister Bailey.  But when Bailey dies suddenly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, 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.

Soundtrack Song: “Brightest Hour” by The Submarines
This song came on while I was reading The Sky is Everywhere and its timing couldn’t have been more perfect. It seems to capture the light and hope that Joe brings to Lennie’s life perfectly. I’ve since found the Morgan Page remix of the song, which is also fantastic. But I love the dreaminess of the original in relation to Lennie & Joe.

Wandering though starry skies, and when tomorrow’s day arrives
I’ll be a moment closer to the brightest hour here with you.

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