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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.
There are books that you simply cannot just read without stopping every now and then to bookmark or highlight something. I'll Give You the Sun is one of those books. It's beautifully written where you just stop and think and cannot believe that someone created that metaphor. It's sublime.
But this book is also much more than lovely quotes and beautiful writing. This is a story about life, coming of age and finding oneself in this cruel world of ours. It's a story about Noah, who has a dream and enough innocence that you just believe that if you were his age you'd be his friend for sure. It's about Jude, who tells you things differently and opens new doors and new truths for you to see.
It shifts from past or Noah's to present or Jude's POV. Each twin gets to tell the story and give you details that the other couldn't do. It's not only about them, it's also about art and what it means to the world. We might underestimate art all the time, but it's what makes this world around it. By making art you in a way remake the world. It's your super power. Beware of labels that might be put on this book, as they might and probably are misleading. This is book for everyone to read, as this is story about humanity and life.
This story also has emotions and feelings that Jandy brings with her. It's something that will probably be part of all her books, which I cannot wait to read.
If you still aren't sure about this book, here is little something to push you towards it:
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.Rating: 5 stars.
Remake the world,