Posted in YA Literature

I’ll Give You the Sun

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Nelson, J. (2014). I’ll give you the sun. New York: Penguin.

Summary:

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.

Commentary and Text Connections:

I’ll Give You the Sun is a beautifully written contemporary realistic fiction novel about family, relationships, and passions. There is a big of mysticism as Jude follows her grandmother’s “bible” to help of fix and solve the problems in the family, and specifically, between her and Jude. This novel is definitely more suited to high school students as there are discussions of sex and drugs and many scenes with strong language.

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Author-Jandy Nelson

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