I dare you to try and convince me that this book is anything but perfect. Because I assure you, there is absolutely no way you could. This book does not only have an incredible plotline, complicated characters and magical descriptions, it also has the most perfect ending imaginable. Everything ties together, everything is okay, everyone is happy. That isn’t to say that the 350 ish pages before the last few won’t break and make your heart about 20 times.
I don’t think I have ever read a book that included such layered characters that weren’t too overwhelming or complicated to understand, but simply easy to love and empathise with. I love that the story is told from the perspectives of each twin, Noah when he was 13 and Jude as she is 16. At first, I thought it wouldn’t work because I read Noah’s first part and wanted him to carry on telling his version of the story, instead of switching to Jude’s POV for her to continue where he left off. But I was amazed that even with the switching POV’s, it didn’t feel like you would miss chunks of the story at a time, because the stories were intertwined at perfect moments so you got to understand what either Jude or Noah were feeling at those times.
Vivid descriptions of Noah’s artwork added something so special to the book. Art plays a huge part in the novel and it honestly made me appreciate artists and their minds a lot more.
For this beautiful creation, Jandy Nelson, I’d give you the sun.
Author: Jandy Nelson
Title: I’ll Give You The Sun
Audience: Teens/Young Adults
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Coming of Age
Published: April 2015
Star rating: ★★★★★