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I'll Give You the Sun



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Author
Nelson, Jandy
Descriptors
Art
Artists
Brothers and Sisters
Family Relationships
Grandmothers
Grief
Tragedy
Twins
Location/Setting:
California
Time Period:
2010s
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Summary
Jude and her twin brother Noah have always been close, but the year they are thirteen changes everything. A shy misfit, Noah immerses himself in art as he falls in love with the charismatic boy next door. Meanwhile, Jude strikes out on her own seeking thrills with the popular kids. By the time the twins are sixteen they are shells of their former selves and practically strangers to each other. When an eccentric and reclusive sculptor agrees to mentor Jude, pieces of the past resurface and Jude and Noah slowly realize that they each only know half of the truth about the events that destroyed them.
Critique
I'll Give You the Sun is a stunningly beautiful story. Noah and Jude are vibrant, complex, and flawed characters.The dual narrative provides readers with bits and pieces of the whole story, creating a picture of love and betrayal, secrets and heartaches. While the twins' journey is painful, there are spots of humor to lighten the mood, a budding romance that inspires hope, and the magic of art to soothe the raw edges of emotions.
ISBN
9780803734968
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# of Pages
416
Published
2014
Formats
Young Adult
Reviewer's Initials: MA MS


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