Standalone Sunday : I’ll Give You the Sun

Hello, my bookish friends! Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by Megan@bookslayerReads. This meme is about a Standalone book (that is not part of a series) that you loved and would recommend. Be sure to check out her awesome bookish blog when you have a minute.


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

20820994 A brilliant, luminous 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 else—an 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, they’d 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 laughing—often all at once.

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This is one of the most stunning contemporary YA novels that I have EVER read. The visuals are beautiful and not something that you typically see in anything outside of the fantasy realm. The relationship dynamics between Noah and Jude are so relatable and complex, and the story will have you hooked from the very beginning. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!

19 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday : I’ll Give You the Sun

    • YAandWine says:

      Hello! Gosh it depends on which point of the book you’re at really. When they’re young, Noah. When they’re older, Jude. And then I loved them equally at the end.

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