Review: I'll Give You The Sun

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I'll Give You the Sun

I'll Give You the Sun

by Jandy Nelson
A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah. 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.

I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK

honestly?? it's been a while since i've read sUCH a good book like this is high on my favorites shelf like "my thoughts are stars i cannot fathom into constellations" (not to be john green quoting) and i cAN'T EXPRESS MY LOVE

(here is my expletive-filled reading progress)

i'm very thankful that i have lived in the time of this book - i'm blessed, moved, and grateful. i'm shook!! the prose and writing are to DIE FOR and my lovely narrators jude and noah are so good together and they have an amazing twin relationship and i love how this story was woven and i fell in love with all the characters like their mom and guillermo and oscar and brian and their dad and this was honestly such an Experience™ and i would like to relive it over and over again

"“his soul might be a sun. i've never met anyone who had the sun for a soul.”

if i could achieve one thing before i die - it's to write as well as jandy nelson does! her prose was artsily abstract and impeccable in my perspective - i couldn't get enough of the way she wrote these characters! i felt like a little bit of all of them sometimes, and this book is one of those books that reminds you how desperately you want to be a writer.

again - i LOVED "this story about artistic passion and pleasure, about the ecstatic impulse, about split-aparts" and about the amazing sand women and noah's paintings and brian's eyes and oscar's lean and guillermo's teachings and dianna's magic

is there really any true way to do justice to the magic that is this book? NO, but i just want you to know that it has left me shattered and reeling from this experience of falling in love with a book. will i ever find a real life split-apart, or soul mate? will i ever get to have the pleasure of meeting anyone as poetic and artistic as the sweetwines? as beautiful and soulful as jude? a grasping soul like noah? the effortless charisma, yet the hidden pain of oscar? guillermo's booming artistry and his drenched in passion love with dianna sweetwine? these are all beautiful people whose stories i fell in love with from the perspective of two very special twins. twins who divide up the world between them; who could never play rock/paper/scissors because they always landed on the same. these twins who were torn apart by their decisions in growing up and brought back together along with all the beautiful characters - through fate.

"Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story."

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5 comments

  1. I GET THE VAGUE FEELING YOU LIKED THIS BOOK.😂 hehe. Omg but I so relate...it absolutely slayed me when I read it. *bows in awe to the author's writing skills* I just afjdsklafd I loved the writing and the complexity of all the characters and IT REALLY JUST STABBED ME IN THE FEELS SO MUCH. Truly an exceptional book. <3

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  2. I absolutely loved The Sky is Everywhere!!! I want to read this so bad, just UGH. Anyways, I loved your reading progress thing!!
    Prabhleen
    Thanks for stopping by @ Booksarelife987

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  3. Wow, this book sounds absolutely amazing! Both of the authors books are on my TBR but I haven't gotten a chance to read either of them yet - must change that soon :)

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  4. YESS, I'm so glad you liked this book! I really loved it when I read it and it remains one of my favourites of all time. I completely agree with you about Nelsons writing. It made me ache with wanting to write that beautifully! I really hope I can one day *prays*

    Every single character in this book was so vivid and real and beautiful and meaningful. I adored every moment of this story, and you've totally made me want to read it again!

    Lovely review ^.^

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Review: I'll Give You The Sun

I'll Give You the Sun

I'll Give You the Sun

by Jandy Nelson
A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah. 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.

I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK

honestly?? it's been a while since i've read sUCH a good book like this is high on my favorites shelf like "my thoughts are stars i cannot fathom into constellations" (not to be john green quoting) and i cAN'T EXPRESS MY LOVE

(here is my expletive-filled reading progress)

i'm very thankful that i have lived in the time of this book - i'm blessed, moved, and grateful. i'm shook!! the prose and writing are to DIE FOR and my lovely narrators jude and noah are so good together and they have an amazing twin relationship and i love how this story was woven and i fell in love with all the characters like their mom and guillermo and oscar and brian and their dad and this was honestly such an Experience™ and i would like to relive it over and over again

"“his soul might be a sun. i've never met anyone who had the sun for a soul.”

if i could achieve one thing before i die - it's to write as well as jandy nelson does! her prose was artsily abstract and impeccable in my perspective - i couldn't get enough of the way she wrote these characters! i felt like a little bit of all of them sometimes, and this book is one of those books that reminds you how desperately you want to be a writer.

again - i LOVED "this story about artistic passion and pleasure, about the ecstatic impulse, about split-aparts" and about the amazing sand women and noah's paintings and brian's eyes and oscar's lean and guillermo's teachings and dianna's magic

is there really any true way to do justice to the magic that is this book? NO, but i just want you to know that it has left me shattered and reeling from this experience of falling in love with a book. will i ever find a real life split-apart, or soul mate? will i ever get to have the pleasure of meeting anyone as poetic and artistic as the sweetwines? as beautiful and soulful as jude? a grasping soul like noah? the effortless charisma, yet the hidden pain of oscar? guillermo's booming artistry and his drenched in passion love with dianna sweetwine? these are all beautiful people whose stories i fell in love with from the perspective of two very special twins. twins who divide up the world between them; who could never play rock/paper/scissors because they always landed on the same. these twins who were torn apart by their decisions in growing up and brought back together along with all the beautiful characters - through fate.

"Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story."

5 comments:

  1. I GET THE VAGUE FEELING YOU LIKED THIS BOOK.😂 hehe. Omg but I so relate...it absolutely slayed me when I read it. *bows in awe to the author's writing skills* I just afjdsklafd I loved the writing and the complexity of all the characters and IT REALLY JUST STABBED ME IN THE FEELS SO MUCH. Truly an exceptional book. <3

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  2. I absolutely loved The Sky is Everywhere!!! I want to read this so bad, just UGH. Anyways, I loved your reading progress thing!!
    Prabhleen
    Thanks for stopping by @ Booksarelife987

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, this book sounds absolutely amazing! Both of the authors books are on my TBR but I haven't gotten a chance to read either of them yet - must change that soon :)

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  4. YESS, I'm so glad you liked this book! I really loved it when I read it and it remains one of my favourites of all time. I completely agree with you about Nelsons writing. It made me ache with wanting to write that beautifully! I really hope I can one day *prays*

    Every single character in this book was so vivid and real and beautiful and meaningful. I adored every moment of this story, and you've totally made me want to read it again!

    Lovely review ^.^

    ReplyDelete

HI. BE YOUNG. BE DOPE. BE PROUD. LIKE AN AMERICAN.
(unless you don't want to. or if you're not american. or young. or dope.)