I was in tears for so much if this book because of the heartbreak both Jude and Noah we're going through.
I would have liked to actually experience thI was in tears for so much if this book because of the heartbreak both Jude and Noah we're going through.
I would have liked to actually experience the ending through Brian's eyes though.
This is definitely one you don't want to miss. The audio is great, too.
I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson. Let me just start by saying that I listened to the majority of this book on audio and was in tears for most of that time. Be prepared with a box full of tissues when you start this book. It packs a punch right away. It grips you heart and doesn’t let go until you reach the final page.
Jude and Noah are twins and as close as two people can be. They are each other’s support in all things - until they aren’t. Told in alternating voices, Jude telling narrating the present and Noah narrating the past, the reader gets to see all the working pieces of the tragic events that tear the brother and sister apart.
Jandy Nelson is a master of language. I’m not the only one who things that either. On Goodreads, there are 129 quotes listed that people have pulled from the book. Here is the link to go read some for yourself, but I’m going to pull a few of my favorite for you anyway. https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes....
“I gave up practically the whole world for you,” I tell him, walking through the front door of my own love story. “The sun, stars, ocean, trees, everything, I gave it all up for you.”
“This is what I want: I want to grab my brother’s hand and run back through time, losing years like coats falling from our shoulders.” “And even as I'm kissing him and kissing him and kissing him, I wish I were kissing him, wanting more, more, more, more, like I can't get enough, never will be able to get enough.”
“In a flash, we're through the door, across the street and into the woods, running for no reason and laughing for no reason and totally out of breath and out of our minds when Brian catches me by my shirt, whips me around, and with one strong hand flat against my chest, he pushes me against a tree and kisses me so hard I go blind.”
“I understand the quicksand of shame.”
See? I can’t stop! Reading these quotes again put tear in my eyes. There is so much feeling in this book it really and truly hurts my heart. I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN is about love, family, forgiveness, and courage. Absolutely amazing book.