Book Review: I’ll Give You The Sun – Jandy Nelson

All of the opinions on this book are my own. I am not trying to force a certain thought on people, just expressing how I feel about it.


“Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”

Synopsis (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.

For some reason I always stay away from these books, while I actually really love them. In the beginning it got a little confusing, because the chapters are from a different point of view and different ages. Sometimes I had to turn the switch to get into the story again at the right time, but it was told brilliantly. Through the whole book you clearly read the artistic minds of the twins in the phrases of the book. The first couple of chapters had me thinking that the family was a bit weird, but after a while they really started to grow on me. The whole story is very sad and made me feel very emotional.

Jandy Nelson did a great job in telling the story from the perspective of the twins. I felt really connected to them. Both so similar, but so different from each other. The storyline had some surprising moments for me in it. It all connected really nicely in the end. I have to say that I had a couple of times that there was dust flying in my eyes, which made me a little teary ;).

I gave this book 5/5 stars.




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