I’ll Give You The Sun
is the newest novel by Jandy Nelson,09 author of The Sky Is Everywhere
. It is about Noah and Jude, two twins who are incredibly close. Noah is a quiet and shy artist who is falling for the eccentric boy next door. Jude is an outgoing daredevil who wears short dresses and red-red lipstick. At the age of thirteen, Noah and Jude are as close as anyone can be. But after a traumatic event they change. Three years later they barely speak. Each twin only has half the story and they must find each other again to complete their story.
I’ll Give You The Sun is an odd novel. Odd in a completely good sense, though. Having the book split between the two main characters actually works very well. Reading the novel you never completely understand what’s happening and that’s a good thing. It keeps the suspense up and makes you want to continue reading to find out what exactly is going on.
Through eccentric and quirky story telling, Jandy Nelson gives us a novel that is funny, sweet, and sad all at the same time. Noah and Jude’s lives intertwine without them even knowing. It is a book the centers more on family than on the romances that go on throughout the book. Anyone who is a fan of realistic fiction should get this book.
Jandy Nelson is set to appear
at the Texas Teen Book Festival on October 18th!
The 2014 Texas Teen Book Festival will take place on Saturday, October 18 8:30am – 5:30pm at St. Edward’s University. The day-long event is totally FREE and open to the public. 29 authors will appear on a series of panels, in special talks and even in a crazy live game show! The BookPeople Teen Press Corps will bring you live coverage of the day’s events over on the TTBF website. BookPeople is proud to be the co-founder, official bookseller and program director for the Festival. BookPeople is pleased to work in partnership with the Texas Teen Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival, St. Edward’s University and the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation to bring this totally awesome, totally free event to Austin’s readers.
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