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

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.
Read it. Read it. Read it. This is probably the best Young Adult novel that I’ve read in a long time.
Told from the alternating perspectives of twin brother and sister, Noah and Jude, you are piecing together what happened to the twins through incredibly visual narrative . Both artists, Noah and Jude see the world in swirling colours and magnificent pieces of art. I’ll Give You The Sun is one of the most beautifully descriptive books that I’ve read.
Seeing things as artists do, you can’t take the description literally, a lot of it is hyperbolic or metaphorical. If you don’t enjoy overwhelming use of artistic metaphors then this might not be the book for you, but personally I found it stunning. I honestly can’t do this book justice, you will just have to read it. It is one of those books that might even change your perspective on life.
For Fans Of: John Green, Rainbow Rowell,  and David Levithan
P.S. All the photograph and GIFs were created by Penguin Teen

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