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“I’ll Give You the Sun” is both intriguing, inspiring

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The novel “I’ll Give You the Sun”, written by Jandy Nelson, is a critically acclaimed novel that has won a large number of awards. It centers around twins Noah and Jude. Jude is an adventurous, bold girl and Noah is a shy, artistic boy. The book is told from the viewpoints of 13-year-old Noah, and 16-year-old Jude. Something happened to the siblings in the three-year difference that drove them apart, and the gaps are filled as the book goes on.

I fell in love with the characters straight from the start. I tended to like Noah better as a 13-year-old, and Jude better as a 16-year-old. Both characters are insanely unique and inspiring in their own ways. Noah and Jude are both brilliant, and I couldn’t help but to become emotionally invested in them.

Not only did I fall in love with Noah and Jude, but I fell in love with the supporting characters as well. Noah and Jude’s parents were wise and amazing. The characters in this book are the type of characters I wish I could be friends with in real life.

The plot of the book is also very interesting, and I never got bored with it. There are points where it gets confusing, but that has more to do with the switching of viewpoints throughout the book. There were times when the reader got left in suspense due to the time jumps when viewpoints changed.

This book is one that I didn’t want to end. I read it incredibly fast and was sad when it was over. I wish that it would’ve been longer, or had a sequel. This book is now my third favorite book, which means I hold it in very high esteem. It is very difficult for a book to make it into my top five favorites. I give this book a 10/10, and highly recommend everyone gives it a chance.

17kbrooks@usd489.com

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