Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Twin siblings, one boy and one girl, each have half the story of a family tragedy which has left them emotionally distant from one another. We hear this story at different times in their lives. Noah is 13 years old, but Jude is 16. Their voices are authentic and raw with loss and fear. Noah and Jude are both artist's and it's their development as artists that leads to their eventual reconnection and redemption. In the meantime, their artistic sensibilities allow us to see things with their strangely altered perceptions.

This book is an incredible work of magical realism with a strong emphasis on nascent sexuality and a plot that you will never fully foresee.

A truly beautiful book for teenagers.

Published by Penguin September 16, 2014

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