Sunday, August 7, 2016

I'll Give You The Sun

Title: I'll Give You the Sun

Author: Jandy Nelson


Genre: contemporary, romance, lgbt, realistic fiction, coming of age

Rating: 5/5
(I'd give it a 6 or a 10 or a million really)

Goodreads description: 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.

This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Review: I'll Give You the Sun more like I'll Give You the PAIN

This book was one of the ''I heard so many good things about it, I hope it's not for nothing''. And I was not disappointed!! The whole book was so beautiful and interesting from start to finish. It is a phenomenal story with very realistic characters and events.

The story was amazing with the beginning with Noah's POV. When in the next chapter the POV changed it took me a few pages to adjust to Jude. 

 The two twins seem so different from each other, but through the story I could see exactly how similar they actually are. 

They both, at some point of the story, are the popular twin, the artistic twin, the (somewhat) sad twin, loving, in love, crazy, know-it-all, knowing (etc.) twin.

And I must admit, the author really knew when to change the chapters. It was always at the point where it was climatic and when I needed to know more, what happened next.

The events in the story remind me of many situations many kids and teens (and really, any person) nowadays go through. The falling outs and falling ins. The anxious situations, the confusions and denials, the love and hate, etc.

The great thing about the story is how one could see the consequences of an event. How it can change a person, if not a whole chain of characters. But not only the event, but also the course of time.

I loved the art element in the story. It was interesting to read about the artists and how they make their art. And I adored how Noah saw the world, it was so beautiful. 

Noah was definitely my favourite character. His view of people and the world, his asigning  of animals, and colors he used. His personality and good intentions. But he is not perfect, and that's what made me love him even more. And a great part in the story was that his sexuality wasn't forced. He was confused, he tried to deny it, but in the end he was like ''Yeah, I'm gay. And I'm soo  in love with him.'' and that was cool. It was hard, but it was so easy as well.

I cried a lot while reading this book, I also laughed a lot. And it really made me think. The book's been a bunch of pages full of realisations and OHHs and AHHHs. It hurt me, it broke me heart, and it also mended it. It's been a crazy rollercoaster. And dive off of cliffs as well.

I could've seen many things in the book coming, but I was so sucked into the story that I didn't think about what could be and will be. So many things were big explosions in my face.

 I cried and cried and not just because it was sad, but also because it was happy and beautiful. It was so beautiful.


  “Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you've been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”

 “I gave up practically the whole world for you,” I tell him, walking through the front door of my own love story. “The sun, stars, ocean, trees, everything, I gave it all up for you.” 
“I love you,” I say to him, only it comes out, “Hey.”
“So damn much,” he says back, only it comes out, “Dude.”
He still won’t meet my eyes.” 

“His soul might be a sun. I’ve never met anyone who had the sun for a soul.”  

“People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn't. It continues and is ever-changing.”

“Sometimes you think you know things, know things very deeply, only to realize you don’t know a damn thing.”  

“We wish with our hands, that’s what we do as artists.” 

Ugh! There's just soo many good quotes!! People, if you haven't, read this book!

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