Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My mini-review:

“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.”

This book killed me, metaphorically speaking. It then literally woke me back up.

Then again, it might just be a coincidence that I had a life-changing epiphany in the midst of rabidly peddling away on a stationary bike and frantically swiping at my e-reader. Spiked heart rates can cause a lot of things. I’m sure they’ve caused less weird things.

I’m going to give this book ★★★★★ (5 stars), and the sun, moon, and planets.

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