I'll Give You the Sun

I’ll Give You the Sun

Format
Hardcover
Price
$17.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803734968
  • 384 Pages
  • Dial Books for Young Readers
  • Teen

Overview

A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

“A wild, beautiful, and profoundly moving novel. Jandy Nelson’s writing is so electric, so alive, her pages practically glow in the dark.” —Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City

“Jandy Nelson is a rare, explosive talent, and one of the best writers working today. Her prose is vivid, breathtaking, and drenched in passion, and her stories remind me why words can change the world.” —Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series.

“I love this book. Jandy Nelson is my new writing hero. Read this book. She’ll be your favorite author as well.” —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s

“Jandy Nelson’s writing is poetic and mesmerizing. More importantly, Nelson weaves a novel that seeps into your bones like fire on a cold day . . . I’ll Give You the Sun is a novel that promises a story like nothing else and then delivers it.” —Garret Freymann-Weyr, author of Printz Honor book, My Heartbeat

“This is a stunning, artfully woven story. My heart burst open at the blazing, unforgettable end. Magnificent.” —Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone

“An extraordinary book! I’ve never read anything like it. Lyrical-unique-passionate-magical-tragic-hopeful—Nelson’s characters will fly off the page and into your heart.” —Nancy Garden, author of Annie on my Mind

Praise

Praise for The Sky Is Everywhere:
* “This is a passionate, vulnerable, wonderfully complete and irresistible book.”—VOYA, Starred Review
 
“Nearly everyone who’s staggered through life in the wake of a loved one’s death will recognize themselves in this brilliant, piercing story. It’s a warm, deeply honest story that resonates with truth.”—The Denver Post
 
“Jandy Nelson has cast the intensity of first love together with the intensity of grief to produce a novel that is unusually rich with both insight and breathless romance. She writes with abandon, setting her characters free to live their excesses. It’s a headlong sort of book, preferably devoured at a single sitting.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Those who think young-adult books can’t be as literary, rich, and mature as their adult counterparts will be disabused of that notion after reading The Sky Is Everywhere … First-time author and literary agent Jandy Nelson has created a finely-drawn portrait of grief and first love, with vivid characters and melodic prose.”—The Daily Beast
 
Sky is both a profound meditation on loss and grieving and an exhilarating and very sexy romance. The book deserves multiple readings simply to savor Nelson’s luscious language…”—NPR (Chosen by Gayle Forman as one of five top teen reads of 2010)
 
* “Nelson documents Lennie’s stumbling negotiation of her emotional maelstrom with delicacy and shimmering clarity, writing with sorrowful, consoling tenderness of the journey through various stages of bereavement…The characterization is clear-eyed and evocative…It’s romantic without being gooey and tear-jerking without being campy—what more could a reader want?”—BCCB, starred review
 
“From the opening paragraph, the author brilliantly navigates Lennie’s course between despair and hope, sorrow and humor…Debut novelist Jandy Nelson possesses a rare gift for language and a finely tuned ear…a suspenseful and gripping love triangle.”—Shelf Awareness
 
“In this amazing tale of love and loss, Nelson introduces a cast of characters who make the reader laugh and cry and want to know these people in real life. It’s a wonderful book.”—NPR’s The Roundtable “Buoyantly written and brimming with humor and life as it plumbs the depths and ambiguities of grief, full of music and the poems Lennie drops all over town, The Sky Is Everywhere explores betrayal and forgiveness through a vibrant cast of characters.”—School Library Journal
 
“An intimate story about coping with loss, Nelson’s first novel is tender, romantic, and loaded with passion.”—Horn Book
 
* “This honest, complex debut is distinguished by a dreamy California setting and poetic images that will draw readers into Lennie’s world…”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
* “Extremely difficult to put down. Teenagers of any age should fall in love with the book’s charm, intensity, humor and poignancy.”—VOYA, Starred Review
 
“How grief and love run side by side is sensitively and intensely explored in this energetic, poetic and warm-blooded novel.”—The Guardian, UK
 
“A story of love, loss, and healing that will resonate with readers long after they have finished reading.”—Booklist
 
“Jandy Nelson’s debut novel does a wonderful job of exploring Lennie’s contrasting feelings and
discovering how life can go on after devastating loss. The book, written for a young adult audience, will be enjoyed by anyone fascinated with the randomness of life.”–Minnesota Star Tribune
 
“By turns both heart-wrenching and very funny…this page-turner was hard to put down.”—Athens Banner-Herald
 
“This book will make you laugh and cry, keeping you up way too late turning pages til’ you finish the last satisfying line.”—Girl’s Life
 
The Sky Is Everywhere is a ‘first-love’ love story that, cloaked in Lennie’s grief for her sister’s recent death, will seep into your heart. The characters spring off the page, so full of life, so clear and confident in who they are, even as they wrestle through life’s angst. Author Jandy Nelson wraps the deep emotions of grief with the delightful emotions of first-love. Her writing sparkles with fresh phrases. A must read when you want to curl up and get lost in ‘what-if’ wonder-love.”—Sacramento Book Review
 
Praise from Fellow Authors
“The best read of 2010…”—Bestselling author Ellen Hopkins
 
“WOW. I sobbed my eyes out and then laughed through the tears. I have not fallen in love with a story and its characters like this in a long time. Stunning, heartbreaking, hilarious. A story that shakes the Earth.”—An Na, Printz Award Winner and National Book Award Finalist
 
Jandy Nelson’s story of grief somehow manages to be an enchantment, a celebration, a romance—without forsaking the rock-hard truths of loss.”—Sara Zarr, National Book Award Finalist and author of Story of a Girl and Sweethearts
 
“The Sky Is Everywhere evokes the intensity of desire and agony of heartache with breathtaking clarity. This beautifully written story will leave an indelible impression upon your soul.”—Susane Colasanti, author of When It Happens
 
“An addictive, romantic, heartbreaking and wise tale of one girl’s epic loss—and equally epic self-discovery. Seriously, stop reading this blurb; start reading this book!”—Gayle Forman, author of The New York Times bestseller If I Stay.
 
“Okay, I admit it. I’ve got a huge crush on this book—it’s beautiful, brilliant, passionate, funny, sexy and deep. Come to think of it, I might even want to marry this book.”—Sonya Sones, author of What My Mother Doesn’t Know
 
“Full of heart, quirky charm, and beautiful writing, The Sky Is Everywhere simply shines.”—Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist and author of The Secret Life of Prince Charming
 
“Jandy Nelson (remember that name), has written a YA novel with the best voice I have read since Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.”—Jane Yolen
 
The Sky Is Everywhere is the kind of book you don’t just read, you live. From the very first page, I fell deeply in love with its wonderfully kooky characters. In quiet moments I can still hear Lennie’s funny, poignant voice whispering in my ear. A remarkable debut. Wish I’d written it!”—Sarah Webb, Irish Independent and author of the Amy Green series
Praise for I’ll Give You the Sun:

“This is the big one—the blazing story of once inseparable twins whose lives are torn apart by tragedy.”—Entertainment Weekly

*“Readers are meant to feel big things, and they will—Nelson’s novel brims with emotion (grief, longing, and love in particular) as Noah, Jude, and the broken individuals in their lives find ways to heal.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A wild, beautiful, and profoundly moving novel. Jandy Nelson’s writing is so electric, so alive, her pages practically glow in the dark.” —Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City

“Jandy Nelson is a rare, explosive talent, and one of the best writers working today. Her prose is vivid, breathtaking, and drenched in passion, and her stories remind me why words can change the world.” —Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series 

“I love this book. Jandy Nelson is my new writing hero. Read this book. She’ll be your favorite author as well.” —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s

“Jandy Nelson’s writing is poetic and mesmerizing. More importantly, Nelson weaves a novel that seeps into your bones like fire on a cold day . . . I’ll Give You the Sun is a novel that promises a story like nothing else and then delivers it.” —Garret Freymann-Weyr, author of Printz Honor book, My Heartbeat

“This is a stunning, artfully woven story. My heart burst open at the blazing, unforgettable end. Magnificent.” —Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone

“An extraordinary book! I’ve never read anything like it. Lyrical-unique-passionate-magical-tragic-hopeful—Nelson’s characters will fly off the page and into your heart.” —Nancy Garden, author of Annie on my Mind
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