I’ll Give You the Sun is about Jude and her twin brother, Noah. They are incredibly close until high school and then they start to drift apart to the point where they barely speak to each other by the age of 16. Told from Noah’s point of view in their younger years, the story switches to Jude’s point of view in high school. As Noah and Jude find their way back to each other, they learn how to love and deal with grief, jealousy, and their identify crises. When I finished reading this book, I told everyone I could find to read it. I can’t even describe how amazing the prose is in this novel, so I’ll leave you with some of my favorite quotes from the book:
"This is what I want: I want to grab my brother’s hand and run back through time, losing years like coats falling from our shoulders."
"I gave up practically the whole world for you,” I tell him, walking through the front door of my own love story. “The sun, stars, ocean, trees, everything, I gave it all up for you."
"He floated into the air high above the sleeping forest, his green hat spinning a few feet above his head. In his hand was the open suitcase and out of it spilled a whole sky of stars."