I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I’ll Give You the Sun
. . . I can unzip the air and disappear. . .
This book is… Crazy. Wild. Beautiful. Magnificent. Bizarre. Weird… In the best possible way.
. . .This is wishing with your hands. . .
I read ferociously, diving right in and only surfacing when it was done. Eccentric, unconventional characters which I adored and who fed my soul. One bite at a time.
. . . If bad luck knows who you are, become someone else. . .
. . . His coconut suntan lotion’s filling my nose, my whole head – the strong smell of the ocean too, like he’s carrying in on his back. . . That would be good, that would be it (Portrait: ‘The Boy Who Walked Off with the Sea’). . .
Recommended age: 13+
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. — Abstract from Goodreads.com