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

The New York Times Bestselling 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:

“Nelson’s first novel is tender, romantic, and loaded with passion.”—The Horn Book

“The author brilliantly navigates Lennie’s course between despair and hope, sorrow and humor… a 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.”—NPR’s The Roundtable

“Nearly everyone who’s staggering through life in the wake of a loved one’s death will recognize themselves in this brilliant, piercing story.”—The Denver Post

* “This is distinguished by the dreamy California setting and poetic images that will draw readers into Lennie’s world…”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A joy to read. You’ll remember [it] long after you’ve turned the last page.”—The Romantic Times

* “It’s romantic without being gooey and tear-jerking without being campy—what more could a reader want?”—BCCB, starred review

* “This is a passionate, vulnerable, wonderfully complete and irresistible book.”—VOYA, starred review

“[Nelson] writes with abandon… it’s a headlong kind of book, preferably devoured at a single setting.”—Los Angeles Times

“Brimming with humor and life, 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.”—SLJ

“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… A finely-drawn portrait of grief and first love.”—The Daily Beast

“A story of love, loss, and healing that will resonate with readers long after they’ve finished reading.”—Booklist

“A story about love and loss… both heartfelt and literary.”—Kirkus Reviews

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 the top five teen reads of 2010)

“How grief and love run side by side is sensitively and intensely explored in this energetic, poetic, and warm-blooded novel.”—The Guardian

“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

“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, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award and National Book Award Finalist

“Okay, I admit it. I have 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’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

A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Title

A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Translated into seventeen different languages
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, “5 YA Novels to Watch Out For”

*“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 resplendent novel…Art and wonder fill each page.”—School Library Journal, starred review

*”In an electric style evoking the highly visual imaginations of the young narrators, Nelson captures the fraught, antagonistic, yet deeply loving relationship Jude and Noah share.”—Booklist

“The novel is structurally brilliant, moving back and forth across timelines to reveal each teen’s respective exhilaration and anguish . . . Nelson’s prose scintillates . . . dizzyingly visual . . . Here’s a narrative experience readers won’t soon forget.”—Kirkus

I’ll Give You the Sun is a daydream . . . otherworldly and mesmerizing . . . Nelson’s evocative language envelops one’s imagination . . . an exquisite surrender to wonder and possibilities.”—The Boston Globe

“This one is going to be big… It is full of all the good stuff that sticks with you: love, identity struggles, loss, betrayal, and the complications of family, so you’ll probably feel all the feels.”—Bustle.com

“A blazing prismatic explosion of color . . . I’ll Give You the Sun is that rare, immersive teen novel: To read it is a coming-of-age experience in itself.“—Entertainment Weekly

“It’s a meditation on life, art, family, fate, and how even the most broken people can help fix one another . . . This book will tear through you like a hurricane, leaving you in ruined awe.”—Huffington Post

“Ingeniously told from the alternating perspectives of its spunky twin protagonists, this (technically) young adult noel jubilantly holds its own against the fall’s grown-up offerings, with dead-on insights about surviving youth—and family.”—O, the Oprah Magazine

“You’d think that we were plugging The Fault in Our Stars, but even that comparison might sell short I’ll Give You the Sun… [It's] planted firmly in the positive, making for a gravity-defying, life-affirming experience.”—San Francisco Magazine

“[Nelson] has an electrifying facility with description, especially how her characters feel at a given moment . . . [Jude], Noah, and the fine cast of subsidiary characters . . . are most memorable for how they poignantly illustrate the most basic of human emotions—love, grief, shame, remorse, joy.”—Chicago Tribune

“One of Fall’s most anticipated YA books . . . it’s filled with complex and controversial themes that are relatable to anyone who has struggled with identity, sexuality, family ties and other struggles of growing up.”—Mashable.com

“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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