Title: I'll Give You the Sun
Author: Jandy Nelson
Genre: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: September 16th, 2014
Publisher: Dial Books
My Rating: 5 Stars
My Rating: 5 Stars
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.
First of all, I want to say that I love the cover.
Now, moving on to the serious business.
I love this book. It is such a well written book about the relationship between two sibilings, about secrets and pain and self-discovery. It may seem to start off a bit... uninteresting? but it's far from that. The story is wonderful, touching and heartbreaking. It has many moments of shock, too. But not shock like some huge revelation. But realisations. When you go,"Oh my god! He's Ralph". That, by the way, is not one of those shocking revelations; just something that makes you laugh.
Also, Jandy Nelson has managed to write two of the most amazing, complex, quirky and flat-out weird characters that I've even has the pleasure of reading about. And that's not even the best part.
The best part, for me, was seeing them change. Seeing how every situation affected them and made them into the person that they were. From the beginning, we see both Noah and Jude at two different points in their lives, their personalities so changed due whatever happened in between. And seeing the trasformation and why it occurred, and learing that a person, truly, isn't isn,t just one person... it was quite the journey.
A tip I'd like to give:
You need to be a bit patient with the book. There may be a few hiccups in the beginning (for some people) and you may not always like the characters or not be comfortable with the length of the chapters, but stick to it. Because it is so worth it.
So yeah, beautiful book, made me cry half-a-dozen times and laugh so many that I lost count, and is, without doubt, one of my top reads of this year.
|5 Teary-eyed Stars|
, by TheQuirksOfBeingMe