Review: I'll Give You the Sun


I'll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson

Source: Book depository
Page count: 371
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realism, LGBTQ+

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Review:

Ohmygosh this book was amazing! I loved every part of it (especially the cover - it's so beautiful!), and in my opinion, it definitely could have been longer. This could be continued into a 10 book series and I would love them all. Everything about this book is just so great, and I could read (and re-read) it forever!

I was hooked throughout the whole book. From the very beginning I was gripped. I would have even read it in one sitting if I could have.

It was so cleverly crafted - everything linked back together at the end (which must have been even harder because it was told through 2 different narrators, who were in 2 different times) really well. It had so much emotion in it - I actually welled up at the end with happy tears, which doesn't often happen to me! I was grinning, laughing, and burying my face in my hands with embarrassment at different points in the book - it really reached out to me.

My only minor (and this didn't really bother me at all, I'm just nit-picking here) problem was that the British character in it didn't seem British at all. He just sounded like what an American would do for an impression of a British person (the author is American...), which kind of annoyed me, but it didn't bother me too much. As I got into the book, he just sounded like all the other characters, but I feel like I can't write a review that's all good!

I think everyone should read this book. I recommend it to everyone, and it's instantly my absolute favourite contemporary. It might even be one of my new favourite books!


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