It’s all about duality today with I’ll Give You The Sun, a book about twins and their gripping journey into self-actualization and healing.
A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell
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.
This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.
Why I Love It:
My heart was tugged in two reading this book – joy and sorrow. Ecstasy and pain. Probably fitting given this story about twins. Jude and Noah, wholes who become broken, broken halves that become whole once more. And along that journey a story of secrets, lies, misunderstandings, jealousies, passions, family dysfunction, sexual identity, and healing.
Nelson lets each of the twins narrate half of the story – Noah takes the past at age thirteen, while Jude takes the present, three years later. Between them, both we as the reader and they as twins and family, are painted a complete picture. Radiance and darkness, our narrators each embody those roles at different times in their lives and in this story. I’m a sucker for the twin trope and this is one the best I’ve ever read.
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