I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Twins Noah and Jude begin life together and remain that way until things fall apart in middle school. As they enter their high school years their relationship is fractured, neither feels complete without the other and neither can bridge the gap. As they use art to define who they are and how they feel we get a glimpse inside the minds of two gifted artists.

At times I felt that there was too much going on in this book.  So many issues:  addiction, infidelity, bullying, gender identity, divorce.  That said, the language was beautiful. I wanted to be with these incredibly creative people, I wanted to see the art as they created it. I know this book will be on my mind the next time I go to an art gallery.

I will definitely look for other books by Jandy Nelson.

Date finished: 1.3.2015

Lexile : 740

Interest:  grades 9 and up (adults too)

Source:  the public library

Publication date: 9.2.2014

Read Harder Challenge Tasks:  5 (LGBTQ), 11 (YA)

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