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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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Hannahhh7
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I'll Give You the Sun is a fiction novel published in 2014. It is written by Jandy Nelson. This book follows two twins, Jude and Noah. They were first inseparable but years later, they are barely speaking. The story switches between both their points of view. It has won many awards including the Printz Award, Bank Street's 2015 Josette Frank Award, the Rainbow List Top Ten 2015, and YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults.

Hannahhh7 It was also a 2015 Stonewall Honor Book. 2d
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sarah-bear
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Although I don‘t recall much about this book, I know that thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It has such complex stories split between the twins, and the journey of finding each other again is really beautiful. I recommend looking into this one❤️

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maggiedesantis
I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson

This book follows the lives of two twins, Noah and Jude, as they fall in love and go through the ups and downs of life and grow apart. An interesting thing about this story is that it‘s told from alternative point of views, at different stages of their lives.
Awards won: Michael Printz Award
Purpose of Award: Exemplifies literacy excellence in young adult literature
Author: Jandy Nelson
Date of publication: 2014
Genre: Young adult fiction

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Sharv_Sona
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I finished this book, I have to say that it‘s a good book. But, it‘s just not for me. This is quite a different genre than what I like, and so I didn‘t enjoy it as much. I loved the visuals that were given, and the writing was also very nice, although, this book didn‘t impact me so much. I‘m giving this, ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.

Again, this doesn‘t mean that the book is bad, it‘s just a personal rating. Your rating might be different, and that‘s okay. :)

reedster28 I just started this book yesterday and it's different and very informative and interesting 4mo
Sharv_Sona @reedster28 That‘s great for you! Glad you found a book you like! As I had said in the review, we all have our own opinions, but that doesn‘t mean either of us is wrong! 😊 4mo
reedster28 Very true actually it was a recommendation from one of my friends👬 who told me to read it because it's a movie🎥 so i read📖 the book📔 and now after I'm done with radiation my mom👩🏻‍🦰will take me to see👀the movie🎥 (edited) 4mo
Sharv_Sona @reedster28 Have fun! I wish you luck to get through radiation! ☺️ 4mo
reedster28 Thank you so much 4mo
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Sharv_Sona
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“And when you‘re tired, you crawl into your flower and go to sleep.”

Weird thought, but what if you have an allergy?

I‘m sorry-
It‘s late into the night and my brain has completely refused to cooperate.

Elizabeth2 Hmmm. Maybe you‘d have to make sure you cleaned very well to get all the pollen out. Like people who are allergic to dust. 😂 Such a good book! Enjoy! 10mo
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Sharv_Sona
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And I begin another book!

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megnews
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I haven‘t read this book but I‘m giving it a pick because my son, who has always had trouble reading and does not like reading, loves it.

marleed That would get a pick from me, too! 11mo
maich So sweet😍 11mo
DivineDiana Love his expression! 11mo
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DebinHawaii
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#GratefulHarvest

A #giving title on my Kindle TBR. ☀️💛

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 13mo
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kissmehardy
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Love, love, love this book and especially Jude. Love how all these characters intersect, even when they don't know it, and I love everyone ultimately starting to heal at the end. #wherethehellisralph #yalit #latergram

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guidosophia
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i haven‘t read this book since 7th grade and at first i was kind of struggling through it. but i love the writing style and all the metaphors and creativity. and i love the intricateness and how everything is tied up and has a happy ending

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ItsAnotherJen
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What a beautifully written book!
A story told from two perspectives..Jude and her twin brother Noah..in a unique and fantastical way. The way Noah sees the world in brilliant bursts of art kills me. He captures what he is feeling by making them into drawings in his mind (or on paper)- I love Noah. Actually I love all these characters! The book is very good. The storyline is interesting and keeps you guessing as you try to fill in what happened.

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Soubhiville
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Is it just me or are there a ton of books about twins lately? I read 2 this month!

The things that kept me reading this YA were 2:
First, the absolutely immersive passion that several characters have for their various art forms. I know that feeling, and it‘s something every artist hopes and works for.
Second, the M/M first love storyline- Noah and Brian forever! They had my blood running hot, for sure 🥰.

Hard to get into, heavy content.

Teresereading I think you‘re right, I read three about twins 2y
Teresereading ... last year 2y
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Soubhiville
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I‘m on the loveseat in my library and Sietje is in my cozy reading chair. She looks so out cold I won‘t move her.

This book took my a while to get into. But halfway through now and happy to sink into it for a few hours. There are some interesting characters and lots of artsy talk. 😊📚

Leftcoastzen 👏🐶 2y
Moray_Reads Oh, she looks so comfy 🤣 2y
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Powered_By_Plants Awww 🥰 , she does look in a very deep slumber 😂 2y
valeriegeary Oh my gosh.... Her paws! 😍😍 2y
Deblovestoread 💜💜💜 2y
Read-y_Picker Ugh I love when they sleep with all paws together like that! Such a puppy 😍🐶 2y
britt_brooke Aw!! 💚🐾 2y
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“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.

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Madelpadel
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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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Madelpadel
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“No woman can resist a man who has tidal waves and earthquakes beneath the skin.”

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thereflectiveflaneur
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Mehso-so

Yeah.... it‘s ok? At times indulgent, others cliche and then sometimes quite poignant.

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Madelpadel
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“People think people are in charge, but they‘re wrong; it‘s the trees.”

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eeclayton
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#3books #borrowedfromthelibrary
I love our local library and I loved these books ❤️
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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Veebee
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I am loving the family banter in this YA novel. And my pretty metallic bookmark😊

JillsBookshelf That‘s a beautiful cover! 2y
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UnRuLee
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#ReadYourSign book twelve: I‘ll Give You the Sun, which features my ruling planet in the title. Whoa. This was all kinds of intense, but ended so beautifully and with so much hope. It also reminded me of Holes, with how seamlessly all the different-time-period pieces fell into place by the end.

Clwojick I adore this book. So happy you enjoyed it. ♥️ 2y
Megabooks I think you‘d like this one @Meaw_catlady 💜 2y
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slategreyskies
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• I‘ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
• Iris Murdoch
• It Happened One Night (1934 version with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable)
• Indigo Girls
• If by Bread

#ManicMonday #LetterI @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧡🧡🧡 3y
sprainedbrain Indigo Girls! ❤️🙌🏻 3y
KVanRead That‘s one of my favorite movies! Love the bit about the walls of Jericho 😄 3y
slategreyskies @KVanRead Me too! My husband and I have a tradition now where we watch that movie every year on New Year‘s Eve. He makes homemade shepherd‘s pie, and we have a wonderful laidback evening until closer to midnight when we turn on the ball dropping so we can count down to midnight with the boys. It‘s really cool, and that movie makes me so happy. :) 3y
KVanRead @slategreyskies that is fabulous 💗 3y
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Camila98
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“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.”

I am personally loving this story and I just want to talk about it 😍

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magsbooks
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Really enjoyed this book. And it's also one of my favourite pictures I have ever taken of my books. Do you have a bookstagram account? I used to but then I was never happy nor had the time to dedicate myself to it.

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“Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you've been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”

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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Day 10: Favorite Siblings—for International Sibling Day❤️

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Okay, my friends love this book but I wasn‘t equally smitten. I did like the unique figurative language, but it was overdone at times. The tone in this is overwrought at times, as well. Almost every character is steeped in a thick miasma of guilt, shame, despair, and equally cheerful emotions. There‘s plenty of insta-love to go around, and The End! It‘s a much-loved book, though, so don‘t take my word for it!

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Clwojick
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I managed to finish two more books off of my personal shelf for #MarchUnshelfing today! I‘ve got a handful of other books downloaded and I‘m ready to jump into #24B4Monday! I start work at 11:30pm, and the Readathon starts right at midnight. Bring on the audiobooks! 😉

ElizaMarie Are you hosting a 24B4Monday? What's the deets? I should be done traveling on Saturday morning so I will have the weekend to set up the apartment and relax. Definitely would like to be on board with a readathon! 3y
Clwojick @ElizaMarie I‘m not hosting it, but I‘m participating! There‘s one starting today (Friday-Sunday) that @SumisBooks @Andrew65 @jb72 are hosting. 3y
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Kristia

Genre: Romance, Drama
Book started: 1/20/20
Book completed:

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Sharanya
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Y‘all. I can‘t believe I‘m bailing on this book but...I am. I LOVED the prose — it was lovely, moving, & full of great characterization. I just couldn‘t do the switching POVs. Yes, I was warned it was that kind of book, but even so, switching characters, not to mention the time jump back & forth every time we switched characters, was too much for me. I look forward to trying other things by this author though!

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AJ_2004
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Noah's mom found out he was dating the next door neighbor and Jude was finishing her sculpture. I predict that Noah and his mom are going to have a talk and Jude will have a great sculpture.

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AJ_2004
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This book switches prospective from twins and how there world are different and I kind of like it. It gets confusing sometimes.

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Had such a good weekend! I had a skating competition in CT, so I got to visit the Wadsworth Athenaeum and saw their Hudson River School works (my favorite!). I‘ve slowed down reading the past few days since I picked up this book, and I just can‘t get into it for some reason. I think I‘m going to put it down and come back to it later. Now to decide what‘s next 🧐

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llistermann

Jude and Noah are talking to each other again and soon they will be moving also Jude's and Noah's Mother is dead now because of a car crash. I predict they will soon move into there new house.

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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | 3% in and already doing heart-eyes so...this gonna be gooooood 😍

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I dislike how there is no real chapters and the character are not as close each other.

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hadystar
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Remake the world

Last words in I'll give you the sun by jandy Nelson

Im absolutely taken by it😍😍

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It‘s time..

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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) 3y
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. 3y
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. 3y
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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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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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. 3y
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. 3y
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. 3y
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. 3y
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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 💚🏄🏽‍♀️💚 3y
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bookish_mind
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😍❤💚💛💙💜