I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
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. This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once. (Blurb taken from Goodreads)
I thought this book was amazing. It was a great book to start with and then by the end, everything came together in the best way and it all made sense. Nelson has a way about her writing that once I was done I just sat and had to think about what I had just read. The ending of the book was so sweet and it made me cry happy tears. I was sad to see this book end but at the same time happy to see how far the characters had gotten and to finally see them happy again. I think if you are looking for a book that is a contemporary read with LGBTQ themes you might be looking for this book. I think if you liked “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Saenz then this book would be right up your alley.