Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Books I've Loved - I'll Give You The Sun

As I suspected it would, this book blew me away. Jandy Nelson writes such gorgeous, beautiful, lyrical words. Every image is one you could frame and hang on your wall. After reading her writing I feel so woefully inadequate I want to quit writing for good. But at the same time, I want to try and capture the same eloquence and beauty in my own writing.

It's a book I tried to read slowly because I wanted to savor every word and phrase, yet I wanted to devour it whole at the same time. It's one I know I'll go back to, probably annually, as I do with a number of books that just demand to be re-read over and over again.

This is definitely going up as one of my favorites of all time. Top shelf of the bookcase.

And if you don't believe me, here's the blurb

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.


  1. Sounds pretty interesting. And good writing is always a relief.

  2. I'm getting the picture of why you're intrigued. Will you do a review later?