Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Weekly Reads: I'll Give You The Sun
I picked up I'll Give You the Sun because it started to show up on many Mock Printz lists. It took FOREVER to be added to my library, so I wasn't able to read it before my book club's Mock Printz, but when it came in for me on hold the Friday before the awards were announced, I knew I had to finish it before Monday morning at 8am in case it did, indeed, take the top honor.
Long story short, I stayed up until 2am finishing the book, openly weeping with happiness over such a beautiful book, immediately tweeted the author how much I loved it, and knew it had to win the Printz award.
Fast forward 54 hours and some odd minutes, and it was decided.
My rating: 5 stars.
Summary from goodreads:
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.