I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson


First of all, I’d like to thank the gods above for such a good book. Because what a breath-taking and scintillating ride of a book this was! There are not enough superlatives to describe this book. It is as luminous as the cover suggests, bursting with emotion and feeling.

Blurb from Goodreads:

“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.”

It was perfect. And it wasn’t. There were some minor flaws, which are always expected, but they did not stand out when taking the overall book in account. All I can say is, “Oh Clark Gable, this book was fantastic!”

The different point-of-views were a great asset, and probably the best. Noah and Jude both are very interesting characters, not based on stereotypes. They both have a special appeal to them—they were lovable at some times, and at others you just wanted to slap them to their senses. The weird thing is that the twins felt like family, like someone you’ve known all your life.

The mystery perfectly blended in with the twists and turns, the shocks and surprises. I would give anything for a sequel. This book really shows how we all have our demons, our ghosts that keep us from flying high. We just have to learn to overcome them, like Noah and Jude.

I loved Noah from the beginning—his thoughts became first to me, and his imaginations real. I grew to really like Jude, too. Both characters had depth to them and were so likable that I fell in love, with each and every character.

This was definitely a hug-able book. At the end, I held it so tight, so close to me, that I was sure the spine would tear. It didn’t disappoint in the least.

Favourite Quote: “Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before – you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall,the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”

Have you read I’ll Give You the Sun yet? If you haven’t, then there is no other way out. You have to read this. NOW. Just grab it and set your eyes on the first page, the rest will flip by so fast.

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