Sunday, June 7, 2015
I’ll Give You the Sun
Dial Books, 2014
Audience: Older Teens
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.
It’s been so long since I’ve read this book! I wish I would have reviewed it earlier. I also wish I would have finished it the first two times I tried to read it. I don’t know why it didn’t work for me in the first few chapters (I tried it twice) but once I got into it, I couldn’t put it down. The part that stands out in my mind months after reading this is the mother. Her actions affected the events in this book so much. It was such a strong story and I love it when everything comes together at the end. It deserved all of the attention and awards it got. I’ll definitely read this again and any book by this author.