Review: I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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4/5 stars!

“Some people are just meant to be in the same story.”

I admit I didn’t love it as much as I loved the story in The Sky Is Everywhere but I am still very much in love with Jandy Nelson and her knack for writing rare, heartwarming and inspirational stories that make me both laugh and cry at the same time. Here, the story centers on the intricacies of relationships whether between siblings (twins in this case), parents and their children or between lovers and the major role that love plays in these relationships.

“Love does as it undoes. It goes after, with equal tenacity: joy and heartbreak.”


While The Sky Is Everywhere drew me in from the very first page until the last, I found it hard to get into the first few pages of I’ll Give You the Sun maybe because I couldn’t warm up to Noah’s character at first and the story starts in his perspective. But as soon as I met Jude and learned her and Noah’s story in her perspective, I eventually cozied up to the story and both the main characters.

“You have to see the miracles for there to be miracles.”

What I still loved the most though is the author’s writing. I admit her general writing approach in this novel could be a bit overwhelming, sometimes too flowery but there’s just something with the way she writes makes me feel so at home. The encompassing themes that the story managed to touch also made their way straight to my heart. I’ll probably read every single book Ms. Jandy Nelson writes. 😉

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