Book Review | I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Published by
: September 16th, 2014 on Dial Books
Genre: YA, Contemporary, LGBT, Romance
Pages: 371
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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Summary (from Goodreads): “We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”

At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor. The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world. This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Review: I can’t believe it took me so long to read this. I purchased the eBook back in 2015 and I just got to it this year. I am kind of upset I didn’t read it 5 years ago.

I loved going back and forth between Jude and Noah as well their being age differences between the characters chapters. Very interesting way of having the plot move along! You get to hear one twin’s side of the story from when they were younger and you hear the other’s from an older perspective.

There’s so much going on in this story and I don’t even care that it all seemed to conveniently come together in the end. You see:

  • different family dynamics
  • consequences of actions
  • love
  • heartbreak
  • friendship
  • LGBTQ representation
  • passion

I didn’t get the Grandma Bible stuff but I was there for it.



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