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Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

by Kristeena
Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy NelsonI'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Published by Dial Books on September 16th 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 371
Challenge Theme: A book with characters who are twins


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Synopsis:
“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 are NoahandJude; 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 absolutely adore this book!! I love the characters, the story, the way it was written, the artistic elements, and most importantly the relationship between Jude & Noah. Both when they are together and when they are apart. I love the way it was written from Noah’s perspective before the “incident” and from Jude’s after. To see how they both change from this event in vastly different ways, to become completely different people, shows how drastically different people handle tragedy. My favorite part is when I realized what the title meant. It always makes me smile when I figure out why a book has the title it does and this one made me so happy. The game Noah & Jude have is magical. Must read!!

Favorite Quotes:
“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.”

“I gave up practically the whole world for you,” I tell him, walking through the front door of my own love story. “The sun, stars, ocean, trees, everything, I gave it all up for you.”

“Or maybe a person is just made up of a lot of people,” I say. “Maybe we’re accumulating these new selves all the time.” Hauling them in as we make choices, good and bad, as we screw up, step up, lose our minds, find our minds, fall apart, fall in love, as we grieve, grow, retreat from the world, dive into the world, as we make things, as we break things.”

“Sometimes you think you know things, know things very deeply, only to realize you don’t know a damn thing.”

“It’s never occurred to me that the stars are still up there shining even in the daytime when we can’t see them.”

“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.”

“I think you can sort of slip out of your life and it can be hard to find a way back in.”

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