I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Published September 16th 2014
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.
I’ve been meaning to read this book for so long and I’m so glad I finally read it. There was so much hype around this book and I was a little nervous to start it. And I have to say, as much as I did enjoy this book, the hype definitely let me down.
I really love the concept of this book. It was different from anything else I’ve read and the writing style was really beautiful.
I did really love the characters but I found them to be a little hard to connect with. I cared about them but I wasn’t head over heels in love with them. I did really like Noah though. I think if the book would have just been written in his perspective, I would have loved this book a lot more.
I didn’t really like how this book bounced back and forth between characters and time line at the same tine. It made it really hard for me to get into the book and once I finally got into it, it was over. It wasn’t quite confusing because the character and time was stated before each chapter but I still wasn’t a big fan of the aspect of the book.
Overall, this is a really amazing book. The writing is outstanding and beautiful and the characters are so well written. And even though this book didn’t blow my mind like I thought it would, I still really enjoyed and I definitely recommend it.
Jess I.7 years ago
I read I’ll Give You The Sun before the hype and I gave it the same rating. I found the writing style incredibly poetic and it’s probably my favorite thing about that book. I can’t remember exactly why I knocked it down a star but I think it’s because it did take me a while to read it and I couldn’t get into it all the way through.
Shoto7 years ago
Great review! I just started reading it now :)