I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson


I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Published September 16th 2014 by Dial Books (first published January 1st 2014)

371 pages

Goodreads Summary: 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.

Review: I grabbed this book on a sudden impulse at the library.  I had seen a few people posting about how much they liked it so I was eager to read it.  However, when I started reading it I wasn’t sure I was going to like it.  I even thought about DNFing it.  The storyline is broken up by 3 years.  Noah’s sections are from when he and Jude are 13.  Jude’s sections are from when they are 16.  At first I wasn’t really liking that division but as the book went on and the connections started being made, I thought it was perfect.  As I got closer and closer to the end I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would happen!  I had grown to love the characters and the way the book was written.  Some of my favorite parts were seeing Jude and Noah with their twin telepathy.  I always thought it would have been so cool to have a twin that I could have that kind of relationship with.  I really wish I could see both of their works of art because they were described so beautifully in the book.  I am very glad that I stuck with this book til the end because it turned out to be an incredible story.  I will be recommending this book to people.

4/5 stars