I’ll Give You the Sun

sun_375wIt’s going to be really hard to put into words how I feel about this book.  It was so beautifully written, poetic almost.  Two twins, Jude and Noah, have a very close relationship, so close they consider themselves one soul. Then some bad shit happens and they are angry with one another for a long time.

There are so many issues addressed in this book: love, loss, family, addiction, homosexuality, death, forgiveness, art, and the list goes on. This may very well be the best coming of age novel that I have ever read.  I am not a big fan of young adult/teen books, but I couldn’t even tell that’s what I was reading.

One of the most important subjects in this book is how things happen to change who we are and how we are constantly changing and re-inventing ourselves.  I think that applies to everyone, not just teenagers.  Art also plays a very important role in the book and the fact that we can lose and find ourselves in art. I think the title is pretty significant too in many ways. Some people can give us sun (hope, light, happiness) and some people can take the sun away from us as well.  This book is just beautiful. Read it! You won’t be sorry!!!

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