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I'll give you the sun

by Nelson, Jandy,

Format: Book on CD 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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South Park Library Young Adult YA CD-BK F NEL
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA CD-BK F NEL

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

Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and 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 divisive ways...until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor. 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, fully alive novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing--often all at once.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* When Noah's mom suggests that he and his twin sister, Jude, apply to a prestigious arts high school, he is elated, but Jude starts simmering with jealousy when it becomes clear that their mother favors Noah's work. Noah soaks up the praise, though a little callously, happy to hone his painting skills and focus on the guy across the street, who could be more than a friend. Fast-forward three years, and everything is in pieces. Their mother has died in a car crash, and Noah, who wasn't accepted to art school, has given up painting, while Jude, who was accepted but is no longer the shimmering, confident girl she once was, is struggling in her sculpture class. All her clay forms shatter in the kiln; is her mother's ghost the culprit? Determined to make a piece that her mother can't ruin, Jude seeks out the mentorship of a fiery stone carver (and his alluring model, Oscar). Nelson structures her sophomore novel brilliantly, alternating between Noah's first-person narrative in the years before the accident and Jude's in the years following, slowly revealing the secrets the siblings hide from each other and the ways they each throw their hearts into their artwork. 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.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This engrossing coming-of-age novel of artistic twins Noah and Jude unfolds in an unusual way: the twins tell the story in alternating first-person chapters, but Noah's chapters take place when they're 13, and Jude's take place three years later, at age 16. In the intervening years, a tragedy has occurred, tangled up in a messy web of betrayals, lies, and secrets, which gradually reveal themselves. Bernstein and Whelan are both excellent narrators. As 13-year-old Noah, Bernstein conveys all the yearning, hope, and insecurity of an adolescent boy: the swooning highs and crushing heartbreak of first love, the worry of hiding the fact that he's gay, the need for parental approval, the fear of bullies, and the hope of getting into a prestigious arts school. Whelan's chapters take place in the aftermath of the tragedy and estrangement of the twins, and in her voice we hear all of Jude's self-loathing, guilt, and bitterness, and the hard shell she has constructed to shut out the world. Whelan is also pitch-perfect at voicing an English ex-junkie trying to put his life together. She can't quite manage a Spanish accent for the reclusive middle-aged artist whom Jude wants to be her mentor (the accent she attempts almost sounds Russian), but she does bring out his colorful personality: a fierce, passionate, desperate, eccentric artistic genius. This emotionally nuanced rendition of a memorable novel is highly recommended. Ages 14-up. A Dial hardcover. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Subjects Artists -- Juvenile fiction.
Twins -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Gays -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- California -- Juvenile fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Gays -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Family life -- California -- Fiction.
California -- Juvenile fiction.
California -- Fiction.
Publisher Grand Haven, Michigan :2014
Contributors Bernstein, Jesse, narrator.
Whelan, Julia, 1984- narrator.
Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Jesse Bernstein and Julia Whelan.
Other Contributors Director, Arthur Morey.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Duration: 13:03:00.
Description 11 audio discs (13 hr., 3 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781455849376
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