There is a reason ‘I’ll Give You The Sun’ by Jandy Nelson has won more awards than we can count. Awarded ‘Best Book of The Year’ by Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, and Amazon, amongst others, this book has obviously affected countless readers, on top of ourselves here at MP!
Daniel got his hands on a free copy through our You Review section of the site in exchange for an honest review.
Have you read Jandy Nelson’s other book, ‘The Sky Is Everywhere’. If not, will you in future? No, but I own it and I definitely plan on reading it!
Which twin did you identify most with? Noah, he’s very reclined like I am and yet extremely determined to achieve what he wants, even if it leads to disappointment.
Did you find the split narrative between 2 different times confusing or clever? I found it extremely clever! When I first heard about the duel narrative split over two time periods I questioned whether it would work, but after a few chapters of each narrative I was totally hooked! It worked so well and you never found out unnecessary information before it was due.
Which of the characters apart from the twins was your favourite, and why? I really enjoyed Brian’s character. For what we saw of him he really indulged me. He was the perfect blend of both being nerdy but also being able to stand up for who he was. He was really quirky as well and I found this to make him extremely likeable.
We think this book is full of beautiful quotes. Do you have a favourite? “Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before – you will recognise the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around the dark if you had to.”
Rate it out of 10. 9/10!