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I'll Give You the Sun
I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
The New York Times Bestselling story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell. 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 elsean 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, theyd 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 laughingoften all at once.
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Young Adult Fiction
2019 10 26
2019 11 09
The synopsis had me wanting to read the book, looking forward to the novel structure.
NoahandJude, artists and twins who were very close when they were younger. However, after some tragic events, they drifted away until things started to make sense at the end. Their younger years were told by Noah while Jude told the rest.

1ReVeluvY What kept them away for a while? Noah is in love with the boy next door and misunderstands that his mother would disapprove of them. On the other hand, Jude is going through girl adolescence and prefers to be out with her new friends. After their mom's death and before anyone can apologize to her, everyone is basically (trapped) keeping their thoughts to themselves. (edited) 1mo
1ReVeluvY Noah: He is trying to get into high school art school while is in love with Brian. Noah gets into a fight, which doesn't happen often, with his mother because she catches his relationship while Noah catches her in another relationship with another man. Brian leaves because he doesn‘t want to get kicked out of his baseball team for being gay and his trauma. 1mo
1ReVeluvY Noah doesn't get the chance to say sorry to his mom because of the accident. Noah lies to everyone saying she was on her way to ask his dad to become a family again instead of going to his dad to ask for a divorce. He also doesn't get into CSA, the art school he planned to go to. As a result from the occasions, he carries grief as he and everyone becomes confused for a few years.
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1ReVeluvY Jude: She also has secrets and is very superstitious until the end where everything made sense. She thinks because she threw out Noah‘s application for the CSA, her mom (mom‘s ghost) breaks all her sculptures. Therefore, she goes to a mentor, Guillermo Garcia, to learn how to make sculptures out of stone so that her mom doesn‘t break them. However, only Noah knows Guillermo is the guy in their mom‘s secret relationship. 1mo
1ReVeluvY When Jude does find out from Noah, she realizes through meeting Guillermo, her mom explains how honest her love was for him. In addition, Jude also confessed about Noah‘s application but he didn‘t feel bad at all because his art was always the best. She brought Noah and Brian back together too. There‘s also Oscar (like a son to Guillermo, and also spent valuable time with NoahandJude‘s mom) who is another story for Jude.
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1ReVeluvY When the twins opened up again after all misunderstandings and confessions, they were able to remake the world.

The story is very well-written, especially since a lot of the sentences have great meaning readers can also learn from. I was overwhelmed how I understood and connected with the characters and story.
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bookish_mind
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So..... I love this book, first when I read the point of view of noah I don't like her twin sister jude, but when I read the point of view of jude, I regret hating her. I like the plot of the story, I really felt sad about the conflict between the twins, the parents and child love, and their first loves
#illgiveyouthesun
#noahandjude
#jandynelson
#superlovethis

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bookish_mind
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"Well, sometimes a good person makes a bad decision."
#illgiveyouthesun
#noahandjude

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ItsTiti
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“I can unzip the air and disappear inside it”

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bookish_mind
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"If a man doesn't give his beloved the letter he writes, his love is true"

#illgiveyouthesun
#judesweetwine
#reaadddiiinnngg??

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manononosa
I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson

Young Adult Fiction
09/12/2019-10/02/2019
Why I chose the book: I was looking at a book recommendation list and found this book on the list.The summary it gave made it seem as though the events that happen could relate to a few people's lives.
Summary: The book follows the lives of fraternal twins Jude and Noah Sweetwine at several ages in their teen years as they grow up and learn about their emotions, art, and life.
pages: 371

manononosa Who are the protagonists?: The protagonists of this story are Jude and Noah Sweetwine. The book gives the readers the perspective of both teens, switching from different periods in their teen years. 1d
manononosa What was their problem?: In Noah's case, his problem was coming to terms with his feelings and sexuality, and in general, his identity. He often feels like he doesn't fit in, with his only safe space being his artistic qualities. When the twin's mother dies, he not only loses his safe space, but loses his first love. It is seen in Jude's perspective that he becomes closed off and a typical jock, making Jude wonder where the old Noah went. 1d
manononosa In Jude's case, she had to deal with the guilt of their mom's death, along with the guilt of being accepted into the art school Noah got rejected by. She eventually becomes a shell of who she used to be due to unfortunate events with a boy, and swears that she won't get involved with boys again. She also believes that she is being haunted by the angry ghost of her dead mom, and is desperate to find a way to make a piece that will satisfy her mom. 1d
manononosa How was the problem resolved?: Noah eventually finds a new medium that he enjoys, and brings himself to enjoy art again. He also comes to terms with his sexuality and fully accepts it, and reconciles with his first love to try again. Jude realizes that their mother did love and accept her, and she finds comfort in her mentor and Oscar, her love interest. All in all, the twins find their way back to the path they were supposed to take. 1d
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tammysue
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📖 I‘ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
🎟 The Shallows
📻 The Beach Boys - Surfin‘ USA

#manicmonday

JoScho 💚🏄🏽‍♀️💚 4mo
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😍❤💚💛💙💜

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I close my eyes and drown in color, open them and drown in light because billions and billions of buckets of light are being emptied on our heads from above.

- I'll give you the sun
(Jandy Nelson)

@LitsyWelcomeWagon
#LitsyWelcomeWagon

Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family! Check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
shewalksonmoonlight @Lynnsoprano thankyou for such a warm welcome 🙈💓 5mo
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BooknerdsLife
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I don‘t always read Classics, but I love books & stories in general 🤗📚💛 & I just Love how the colour #Yellow makes everything seems so cheerful 😃 #ColorMePretty💛
I‘ve read & adore all but the tagged book, a #YA contemporary which I couldn‘t get into at the time, & #DNF. Nonetheless it‘s a topic I‘m very interested in, so I do plan on picking it up again one day, when the mood strikes.
#Booknerd #Funko #bibliophile #Mystery #LGBTQ #readinglife

marleed I love yellow spines - they are so cheerful! 5mo
marleed And the tagged book is at least good for some upcoming spine poetry challenge! 5mo
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MizzGraham
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This is, hands down, my favorite book on my bookshelf. I will never forget the way I felt when I finished this novel. If I had a magic lamp, I would wish to unread this novel, just so I could have the experience of re-reading it all over again. It‘s so moving, beautiful, and completely consuming.

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Oh my god. I hadn‘t read a book in a really long time before this, but I couldn‘t seem to put this one down. The characters are so unique and real, and the story has the perfect amount of foreshadowing to where you feel satisfied when the twists were revealed. I absolutely loved this book, and it was really refreshing to be part of their world for a little bit.

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This book was luminous and inspiring, passionate and wild and so incredible. Highly recommended!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!

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Soubhiville
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A better look at the titles in my incredibly generous #summersantagoespostal stack from the amazing @Megnogged . Thank you again 🍓🍋❤️💛!

squirrelbrain Loved this one, but it‘s 💔 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome ❤️❤️ 6mo
Megnogged You‘re so welcome!! I hope you enjoy them all! It was so fun shopping for you! 6mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz The Poppy War! ❤️ ❤️ Loved it! 6mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon City of Brass is an amazing book - start of a trilogy though! 6mo
Soubhiville @elkeo_TheBookDragon I‘m very much a series reader, so I‘m good with that! 6mo
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emilyrose_x
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1. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
2. Hmm ... the first thing that came to mind was Mamma Mia because it is set in sunny Greece!
3. (The sun will come out) Tomorrow from Annie

☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

#manicmonday
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WanderingBookaneer
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📚 I‘ll Give You the Sun (tagged)
🎥 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
🎶 The Beatles‘ Here Comes the Sun

#ManicMonday

WriterReaderTrainer I wanna soak up the sun - Sheryl Crow 6mo
JoScho Great movie choice! Thanks for playing 💙🌞💙 6mo
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haleyholford
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AMAZING!!! This book is a must read!!

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AvalonRoselin
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#BookLook returns! This time it's I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson~

I wanted to capture the two different POVs and include all the bright pride colors from the cover I had, so I did only warm tones on my left for Jude and cool tones on my right for Noah.

I used Black Heart's Forbidden Florals palette: Bloodroots, Plumeria, and Yellowbell (Jude); Sweet Pea, Iris, and Oleander (Noah)

#makeup #selfie

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AvalonRoselin
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This book has so many storytelling conventions that I love (different times, overlapping events, split perspective)... I loved it!!
#ya #comingofage #lgbt #grief #family #romance

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The book is amazing..I'm too busy these days .. I'm trying to stole some minutes to read..
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Hope you all having a good happy and beautiful time ❤❤💞
#illgiveyouthesun #bookworm

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Really nicely written YA novel. I adored the twins‘ relationship, the time jumps, the family issues and most of all the way Nelson wrote about Noah and Jude‘s changing relationships with art and creativity. The romance aspects I could really have done without though - maybe as I don‘t get sucked into YA romance much and would rather read about other aspects of the characters, I found both twins‘ romantic feelings a bit skippable.

ShyBookOwl I tend not to fall for YA romance either, but usually get something from the surrounding storylines 8mo
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All ready to take off but just sitting on the runway with no announcements :/ it‘s a night flight so I should really sleep but im terrible at sleeping on flights so ill probably have a mini readathon with occasional fitful dozes. Im so terrified of flying, there‘s nothing about planes I don‘t hate! Pity I love travel so much. If I had my druthers it‘d be high speed rail and boats everywhere.

BibliOphelia I loooove travel and hate flying. Living in the States, I can‘t much have the first without the second. It‘s rough! 8mo
SW-T Hope you have a safe and uneventful flight home. 😊 8mo
Libby1 ❤️ 8mo
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Libby1 Are you going to be visiting London? Have a great time. 8mo
Leftcoastzen I wanna sleep on planes but seldom can I sleep on planes. 8mo
Emilymdxn @BibliOphelia @SW-T @Libby1 @Leftcoastzen thank you guys! I‘m going home to London after visiting Texas, i wish there was a way to do it by train... tho that‘d involve getting quite wet I guess! 8mo
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Emilymdxn
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Well, the long weekend in Austin is over and I‘m sad to be leaving America 😞 my parents are off on their road trip now and I‘m waiting in the airport for my ten hour night flight back to London. I think the airport is having a bad day too cause a lot of separate areas smell of vomit right now, I don‘t envy the staff. Got my fire, a Diet Coke and a chocolate bar to kill three hours til my flight

Crazeedi Have a safe flight, so sad that you're sad, it's hard to leave people you love, ((hugs))❤ 8mo
Emilymdxn @Crazeedi thank you! 8mo
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xcharissax8
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I‘m currently reading this book. I‘m loving the way the writer writes in metaphors throughout the book. ❤️

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teaa41
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Part 2 of my 2018 Wrap-Up

Here my top 10 best reads and 5 worst reads of 2018. Although I can't actually rank them, I can say for certain that the Shades of Magic Trilogy and I'll Give You the Sun were my favorites with the latter being the best of the year. I can't even describe how much I loved I'll Give You the Sun and how great of a story it was. Nelson wrote a heartwrenching yet hopeful tale that completely captured my heart.

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I feel like this book has gotten too much hype and it just didn‘t live up to it for me. Overall this book gets a 3/10 from me because it was very dull and I feel as though the characters could have been more, but they weren‘t. Jude‘s perspective was very bland and Noah‘s perspective was interesting at first but then became bland as well.

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Lovesbooks87
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Unpopular opinion I really didn't like this book. I loved the authors first book but there was just something about this book that I didn't like. I had to push myself to finish it. This is the last book that I will read in the #24b4monday. This weekend I read 6 books and read almost 20 hours. I beat my time from last month. Next month I shooting for the whole 24 hours. It was a great reading weekend! P

TheReadingMermaid Awesome girl you did amazing!!! 🎉🎉🎉 I know you can be that time next month for sure 😉 13mo
Elma I actually feel the same way about this book. I love her first one, but felt very "meh" about this one. 13mo
Andrew65 Fantastic, a great total, and even better that you beat your previous best time. 👍😊🙌😍🍾🥂🎯 13mo
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BridgetteM
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1. Blue - main color of the book I‘m reading (An American Marriage)
2. Black and Pink - color of the cover of my Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire
3. I don‘t have a favorite flower
4. Red - color of my bookmark
5. Bronze - color of the bookends on my bookshelf
6. Purple Hibiscus - Book with a color in the title
7. Colson Whitehead - author with a color in their name
8. I‘ll Give You The Sun - Book with a colorful cover
#colorfulworld @Kaye

Kaye Good job ! Thanks for adding some COLOR to Litsy 📘📕📙📗📒 13mo
readingrockets Loved the book in the picture! 13mo
BridgetteM @Kaye Thanks! @lindsayripley I really need to read it! I‘ve heard such great things about it. 13mo
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edennugget
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Such a beautiful story about love and its hardships. One thing I've taken away is that people make bad decisions sometimes, but that doesn't make them bad people. As long as you learn from your mistakes and treasure those around you, you are still a good person. I've also learnt that everything truly does happen for a reason and if something is meant to be, it will be. Reality can be crushing, but it's all we have.

8.5/10

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'People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn't. It continues and is ever-changing.'

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'We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.'

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'Sometimes a good person makes a bad decision.'

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'A broken heart is an open heart.'

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'I don't want to imagine meadows, I want to run through them.'

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'What is bad for the heart is good for art. The terrible irony of our lives as artists.'

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'No one tells you how gone gone really is, or how long it lasts.'

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'A painting is both exactly the same and entirely different every single time you look at it.'

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'Guilt is a prison.'

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Elma
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1. Mexican food
2. If they're writing new stuff, Jandy Nelson or Ruth Ware; if it's just their current work, Stephen King
3. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
4. Definitely a night owl

#friyayintro @howjessreads

SaturnDoo I've read one book by Ruth Ware but want to read more of her works😊 13mo
Elma @SaturnDoo Which one did you read? 13mo
SaturnDoo @Elma The Woman in Cabin 10 and I was surprised I really liked it. 13mo
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Elma @SaturnDoo That was a good one. The only one I'm not a huge fan of is The Lying Game. 13mo
SaturnDoo @Elma I will keep that in mind as I pick my next book by her 😊 thanks for the heads up 13mo
Elma @SaturnDoo You're welcome.😁 13mo
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edennugget
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Pandan bread + coffee ☕️ + ☀️

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Cadyly
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The writing in this book was quite a shock and it took some getting used to - very fantastical and quirky. It was hard for me to get into the story at first. As I continued, I adjusted and instead of thinking that the characters were crazy, I realized that the language was more poetic and emotive than realistic and was able to adjust my expectations.

As the story unfolded, my affection for this story kept growing; I'm so glad I stuck with it.

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AlisonM
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The story of twins, Jude & Noah, and their struggles with life, loss, love, and forgiveness. Noah tells his part of the story from the past, while Jude tells her story in present day. I loved the back and forth storytelling. Noah‘s chapters are filled with metaphors. Like SERIOUSLY filled with them. I enjoyed his colorful metaphors, while others I know who read the story found them annoying. #Book18of2018

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TheFunkyBookworm
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Omg this book is giving me ALL the feels.
Every. Single. One.

hermyknee Yes! 💕 1y
LoverofLit Such a good book! ❤💙 1y
AmberWB I can‘t believe I haven‘t heard of this one! Sounds amazing!! 1y
tonyahoswalt I really liked this one. 1y
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