Genre: YA Contemporary, Coming of Age, Realistic
Published: September 16th 2014 by Dial Books
Length: 371 pages
A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.
This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.
I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again. This is my favorite book. I loved it so much.
Jandy Nelson is truly talented. This novel made me cry; it was amazing.
The novel is written in several different points of view. Usually I’m good with reading POVs in the female MC’s and the male MC’s POVs, which is what this novel features. But what’s different is that these POVs are also in different time periods.
I’ll Give You the Sun goes back and forth between Noah and Jude and their lives after their mom dies. It explores the estranged relationship the siblings have with each other and the peculiarity of their father after the mothers’ death. It also discusses LGBT, infidelity, and love. It’s truly a beautiful story.
I don’t want to spoil any of this novel because it was such a treasure to me. I highly recommend it, even if you don’t like contemporary.
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