I'll give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson
And here I am again, reviewing yet another book, but this time my all time favourite novel. This is a book which many people haven't heard about, but it is called 'I'll give you the Sun' by Jandy Nelson. Here is the blurb before I go into any more detail:
"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."
Even though this blurb might sound like a typical young adult novel, it is far from that. The artsy twins both tell the story from different times: one in the past, one in present time. The story is of their teenage years and their struggle with precisely that. The story is a book of love: both familial and romantic.
It is a beautifully written book about heartbreak, love, art, growing up and death. I would definitely recommend this book- I could not put it down! It deals with many issues people suffer throughout life in a very special way; the events throughout the book capture you and teach you lessons without being blatantly obvious.
I would rate this book 5/5 and would recommend to anybody over the age of 13 as some more older teenager topics are mentioned throughout the book. I hope you read and enjoy!
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