Friday, 14 August 2015

I'll Give You the Sun - review

Noah and Jude are twins, and as close as any twins can be. Their minds are on the same level and they know that they'll always be there for each other.

But then. Then, Jude starts acting - in her mother's words - like that girl, and Noah meets a boy who makes his heart race but who pulls back from Noah and confuses him terribly.

Then. The twins' mother is killed in a car crash and both of their lives break apart in different ways.

It looks like the cracks that had formed are on their way to becoming permanent, deep fissures, but when Jude is accepted by an eccentric sculptor as a student, things start going in unexpected directions.

Told from alternating points-of-view - Noah at 13 and Jude at 16 - I'll Give You the Sun doesn't hold back at all. It does the opposite of holding back. It comes for your heart and then decides that's not enough, so returns for your kidneys, liver and pancreas as well.

I read I'll Give You the Sun in  a day.  I honestly couldn't stop myself. Noah and Jude's journeys - as individuals and as twins learning how to be individuals - are as exhilarating as they are heartbreaking.


  1. So agree. I loved the writing and wanted only the best things for Jude and Noah.

  2. Jenny: I did, too. I kept willing it to happen :)