3 Stars Reviews

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

Goodreads summary: At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways … but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor. The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world.

I finished this with mixed feelings. It was a super easy read so I devoured it in a couple of days, and I did really enjoy reading it, but I didn’t particularly like Noah or Jude. I still felt for them and cared about them a lot because they were interesting and complex characters, but some of the things they did frustrated me, particularly Jude’s relationship with Oscar. However, I really liked seeing how the dynamics between both Jude and Guillermo and Noah and Brian developed. The plot itself was a little predictable but I didn’t go into the book thinking that it was going to be full of huge plot twists and surprise reveals so, overall, I didn’t LOVE it, but it was a fun read and I’d still recommend it to anyone looking for a great YA and/or LGBT+ book.

Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Read for 🌈 Pride month and the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt: a book with song lyrics in the title.

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