I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Posted October 21, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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
Pages: 371
Source: My Own, Paperback
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two-half-stars

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.

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So “I’ll Give You the Sun” by Jandy Nelson was the October book club pick for the Young at Heart book club. I really struggled with this book. I had a really hard time getting into Jude and Noah’s characters.

THe writing style wasn’t for me. I did like the past and present chapters but that was about it. When a book doesn’t grip my attention right away, I rarely end up liking it. “I’ll Give You the Sun” was not for me however many others seem to love it.

 

two-half-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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