by Jandy Nelson
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: September 16th 2014 by Dial Books
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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.
WOW! Just wow! I have no idea how to express how much I liked this book. I feel like everything I say here will just not cover how much I actually liked this. This book is about love, forgiveness, strength and most importantly about family. Through the story of a boy discovering who he is, a girl trying to figure out who se wants to be and a family learning that the strength lies in union.
This story is told in alternating points of view. One is told in Noah’s point of view when he was 13 and in Jude’s point of view at the age of 16. I actually leaned a little towards Noah’s point of view I just found it more captivating. But don’t get me wrong I loved both sides of the story. Jandy Nelson has an amazing writing style. This book is unlike anything I have ever read. I can honestly say that I have tried to compare this book to other books I’ve read and I cant find one, and to me that is literally the best thing an author could do. I found myself captivated by the story, the writing and the characters. To me the characters are possibly the most important aspect in order for me to like a book and I can honestly tell you guys that I loved Noah and Jude so much.
A story that’s captivating, intriguing and just downright amazing. A book filled with the most beautiful writing, the most amazing quotes and so many surprises. A setting for emotions. An overall work of art. One of my favorite books I’ve read in 2015. I can’t recommend this book enough.
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