Friday, October 10, 2014
Review: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Summary form Goodreads:
A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell
Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and 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 divisive ways until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor. 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.
I wanted to give this book five stars just because of the wonderfulness that was Noah (and Jude was an epic character as well). However, I just have a hard time with Nelson's writing style, the same thing happened with The Sky is Everywhere. I just have a hard time following the plot because their are way too many metaphors, I had the same problem with the Shatter Me series.
But besides the writing style giving me a headache I loved the plot and the characters, mainly Noah, and the way she tells the story from two points in time.
I recommend checking this out if you like heavy metaphor writing style, but if not just read for Noah, he is awesome.
Four Stars Out of Five