What to Read Wednesday – I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson

I'll give you the sun

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.

My most recent YA book was I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson. It absolutely knocked my socks off. The writing is beautiful and the characters are heartbreaking.

Here are some great quotes from the book.

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Read the first 55 pages HERE.

Listen to a sample of the audio. It is narrated by two people. One for Jude and the other for Noah. Both narrators do a wonderful job.

Basically, throughout the entire book this was me since I listened to most of it on audio in the car.

driving in car crying

Even when I wasn’t listening to it, the book still stayed with me.

my heart hurts

So, be prepared. If you decide to give I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN a chance, be ready for this.


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Author: Karin Perry

Assistant Professor of Library Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She loves reading YA Lit in her spare time.

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