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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the SunI’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is one of my favorite YA novels, and I don’t throw the word favorite around easily. If you told me to grab 10 novels, before stranding me on a deserted island, this would be one of the 10 I grab. No hesitation.

I thought I’d revisit this beauty on audio this week, but the reality is that once I began, there was no turning back. I read it straight through, staying up far too late, even though I already knew how it would all work out. This story is so gorgeous, awkward, and emotional, and I love the use of art and creation to express and uncover truth.

The previous review still stands, and this time, I’ll give it the sun, and the moon, and all the flowers, too.

Book 185 read in 2018

Pages: 371

I despise Goodreads at the moment for only allowing me 5 stars, when this novel deserves all the stars inside my soul. And the sun.

I won’t bother to share all my opinions of this novel, as I feel they are quite worthless outside of my own brain. All I will say is I hope you will pick this book up and let it paint its story beneath your skin, both the ugliness and the blinding gorgeousness, so that a small part of it might stay with you forever, as it will with me.

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