“This is the big one – the BLAZING story of once inseparable twins whose lives are torn apart by tragedy.” Entertainment Weekly
Winner of the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
From the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere, a radiant novel that will leave you laughing and crying – all at once. For fans of John Green, Gayle Forman and Lauren Oliver.
Jude and her twin Noah were incredibly close – until a tragedy drove them apart, and now they are barely speaking. Then Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy as well as a captivating new mentor, both of whom may just need her as much as she needs them. What the twins don't realize is that each of them has only half the story and if they can just find their way back to one another, they have a chance to remake their world.
I’ll Give You The Sun has taken my top spot as my favourite YA contemporary novel of the year, and it deserves each one of the five stars I’m awarding it.
Genie in a Book
I love reading books that absolutely inspire me: and this is one of them. I need to go away and be INCREDIBLE after this masterpiece.
There was even this bit at the end where I did the YA cliche of releasing a breath I hadn’t known I was holding – I WAS TERRIFIED BECAUSE OF REASONS THAT YOU NEED TO FIND OUT BY READING THE BOOK.
For those who can break through the artistic words and discover the deeper meaning in the story, it’s a beauty.
I’ll Give You the Sun is a delightfully offbeat and utterly captivating book full of emotions so bright and vivid they seem to burst off the page like firecrackers.
Superb teenage reading, and of course it comes from Walker Books whose books are almost always top reading.
Janet Croft 103.1FM Grafton
it certainly is the best book I’ve read this year by far.
The Kids Bookshop
Did I’ll Give You the Sun live up to my high expectations? I am very happy to say that it did. There was just so much to like – the characters, the setting and the topics: family, love, sexuality, sex, and art – what more could you want?!
The Book Kat
Never have I encountered a contemporary so utterly lyrical. I inhaled it’s beauty and devoured it. This is the year of the young adult contemporary and I’ll Give You The Sun is by far one of the best books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.
Diva Book Nerd
it’s an intensely felt novel and reads as Jandy Nelson describes the character of one of her protagonists, like a ‘flood in a paper cup.’
Sydney Morning Herald
I am so incredibly glad that I didn’t let the hype for this book scare me away, because it has really cemented itself into my heart as a new favourite. I know I will be returning to these characters before too long.
Books for a Delicate Eternity
This book is difficult to put down. Each chapter pulls the reader on, eager to understand the complexity of the characters and enjoy the language that evokes tears and laughter.
I’ll give you the Sun is a tale resplendent with eloquent prose, with rich and evocative metaphor, engaging characters and an enveloping plot.
Noah’s story was both sad and beautiful and when combined with Nelson’s trademarks—original characters, unbearable suffering and perfect love connections—made this well worth a read.
Otago Daily Times
I’m definitely a life long fan of this author after this book.
Confessions from Romaholics
This is a book that will remain stamped on my memory. Readers who enjoy books by John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell are likely to enjoy this one.
I’ll Give You the Sun is a poignant YA novel that beautifully explores the topics of death, secrets, betrayal, loyalty, sexual orientation, acceptance, and being true to yourself. Jandy Nelson’s words will weave their way into your heart and you will love life more than you did before.
Creative Kids Tales
This is an extremely powerful book, that I found difficult to put down. There are many passages that demonstrate some magnificent writing, and the intertwining of the characters is extremely well done.