Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I'll Give You The Sun


Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constanly 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, at sixteen, 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 focus 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 each other, they'd have a chance to remake their world. - excerpt from book.

I'll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson is a book about two siblings that had an incident occured in their lives that changed everything and who they are. At first I thought the book was at an okay pace and when the plot thickens it was hard to put down. I enjoyed every bit of the book and I loved the meaning conveyed by the book. I like the dual perspective written where the boy's in the past and sister in the present. I find myself enjoying the sister's part of the chapters more.

I really like the characters of the book, especially the sister because she had the most character growth compared to the brother. The other characters involved in the plot are also good to the story and I like how these people can be so real. I feel like if I talked too much about the book, I would reveal the contents but honestly it was easy to guess what was coming or what information was hidden from the characters. It was a predictable book for me but I still loved it because it was how the plot all come together at the end that was beautiful. How the thoughts of the main characters were written in the chapters were also really good and the description was creative.

Overall it was a good book about two siblings and I loved that I can somehow relate a little bit to it. The message of the book was beautiful and I hope the people who read this gets the same feelings too. It's not the type of book that I would read again quickly, probably when I can't remember well then I would pick it up. But now the story and feelings are fresh in my mind, it would be boring to read a book that I know so much about now. A good page turner that I will recommend to contemporary lovers and people who love to read stories involving sibling love. Below is something said by the sister which I absolutely agree with and I thought it was good enough to share and remember it.  

"Or maybe a person is just made up of a lot of people," I say. "Maybe we're accumulating these new selves all the time." Hauling them in as we make choices, good and bad, as we screw up, step up, lose our minds, find our minds, fall apart, fall in love, as we grieve, grow, retreat from the world, dive into the world, as we make things, as we break things.-  pg 354, line 17 onwards.

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