I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It is almost impossible to discuss this book without spoiling one of the intricate layers built into its weaving. This is a story about love persevering despite the rules we often force ourselves to live by. This is a story about being brave enough to pursue happiness. This is a story about passion, loss, betrayal, forgiveness, evolution, and joy.
I will not unravel any of Ms. Nelson's gorgeous plot tapestry by giving you a synopsis- every discovery in this book should be yours to savor.
Know this- I'll Give You the Sun is a young adult book that needed to be written. It is beautiful and you must read it.
I will leave you with this quote:
“Or maybe a person is just made up of a lot of people,” I say. “Maybe we’re accumulating these new selves all the time.” Hauling them in as we make choices, good and bad, as we screw up, step up, lose our minds, find our minds, fall apart, fall in love, as we grieve, grow, retreat from the world, dive into the world, as we make things, as we break things.” ― Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun
~Ages 14+ for content.