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Neked adom a Napot [PDF / Epub] ☆ Neked adom a Napot Author Jandy Nelson – Polishdarling.co.uk A tizenh rom ves fi l ny ikerp r tagjai, Noah s Jude hihetetlen l k zel llnak egym shoz K l nleges burkot h znak maguk k r sz nekb l s szavakb l, ahov nem engednek be semmit s senkit Egy nap azonban a A tizenh rom ves fi l ny ikerp r tagjai, Noah s Jude hihetetlen l k zel llnak egym shoz K l nleges burkot h znak maguk k r sz nekb l s szavakb l, ahov nem engednek be semmit s senkit Egy nap azonban a burok felhasad, s a csal di trag dia gy p rgeti ki az ikreket megszokott vil gukb l, ak r egy torn dH rom esztend m lt n j form n sz ba sem Neked adom Epub / llnak egym ssal Az rz keny lelk Noah szerelmes bar ts gba keveredik a szomsz d sr ccal, Jude pedig mester l v laszt egy goromba f rfit, akinek t bb k ze van a l ny csal dj nak sz thull s hoz, mint hinn Az ikrek nem veszik szre, hogy mindketten csak a t rt net egyik fel t ismerik, s vissza kellene tal lniuk egym shoz, hogy es ly k ny ljon vil guk jj form l s raJandy Nelson vil gsiker reg nye d bbenetes m v szi er vel sz tt mese, amely besziv rog a csontjainkba, ak r a t z melege egy diderget napon Vad, gy ny r s m lyen megind t Nelson r sa annyira eleven, hogy a lapok szinte vil g tanak a s t tben Ransom Riggs, a V ndors lyom kisasszony k l nleges gyermekei r ja Jandy Nelson ppolyan babon s pereputtyot mondhat mag nak, mint Noah s Jude Zsenge kor ban kitanulta a n gylevel l here felkutat s nak tudom ny t, lekopogja a lekopognival kat, s t hint a h ta m g , ha kell, s amuletteket hurcol a zsebeiben Jandy imm r k t nemzetk zi bestsellerrel a h ta m g tt minden idej t az r snak szenteli.


10 thoughts on “Neked adom a Napot

  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    This book should be called I ll Give You Death by Artistic Metaphor It seems like I m in the minority on this one, but I did not like the writing style at all.I guess it should be noted that I was also not a fan of the author s first novel The Sky is Everywhere which everyone but heartless little me seemed to love Unlike many people I know, I picked this one up because the premise intrigued me and not because of a love for the author s previous work.You may be thinking this is a poetic no This book should be called I ll Give You Death by Artistic Metaphor It seems like I m in the minority on this one, but I did not like the writing style at all.I guess it should be noted that I was also not a fan of the author s first novel The Sky is Everywhere which everyone but heartless little me seemed to love Unlike many people I know, I picked this one up because the premise intrigued me and not because of a love for the author s previous work.You may be thinking this is a poetic novel about life and loss and love how can you be so cold sigh You would not be the first But while I appreciate that there are some good aspects to this book like the complex characters and the frank portrayal of teen sexuality in both a heterosexual girl and a homosexual guy, the style, the endless bloody metaphors and the way it became heavy on the romance all of that just did nothing but irritate me.There was a brief moment early on when I thought I might be reading a magical realism novel because of some of the bizarre things that seemed to be happening But, as the story unfolded, it turns out that these are actually just overly ambitious artistic metaphors that turn almost every single paragraph into a purple and downright weird mess Check them outMom picks up a knife and thrusts it into his gut, twists Dad forges on, oblivious Jude barfs bright blue fluorescent barf all over the table, but I m the only one who notices All the hornet s buzzed out of her And there s no spider to her at allNone of these things are actually, literally happening, of course When I read the first few paint splattered metaphors hehe, that s a metaphor too , I did my single raised eyebrow face it s epic, I assure you , but it was when I d read over a hundred pages of constant flowery prose that I started to feel like I d overdosed on cotton candy I guess it s a certain type of reader who will fall in love with this prose in short I am not that type of reader.I am the kind of person who forges strong emotional connections with characters or at least I do if the book is working its magic But I also find it really difficult to engage with characters who would otherwise pull me in when the prose is so nauseatingly bloated with metaphors Do any of you remember Shatter Me Bloody hell do I remember Shatter Me silently fumes And it s a shame because there were moments when I came close to feeling for these characters Noah tugged at my heart strings because of his passion for art and how he wasn t allowed to pursue it fully Jude s feelings of guilt and grief felt like genuine pain But I never got into their heads because I was too busy being drowned by the metaphorical prose Plus, I m not even going to get started on the stereotypical way the British guy is portrayed I ll just say that we really do not use slang words in every single sentence.The reveal at the ending can easily be guessed from reading Jude s first POV and it was a little anticlimactic Not just because it was guessable but because it was kind of blah I still won t give this book one star because there were some touching moments that I liked but, overall, I was pretty disappointed.Blog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr


  2. karen karen says:

    I love you, I say to him, only it comes out, Hey So damn much, he says back, only it comes out, Dudei think this one was also a 3.5 for me there were things i liked SO MUCH about it, and then there were things that bothered me a little and not just my fear of twins this time first to the good i enjoyed the unusual structure the fact that it alternates between the voices of twins noah and jude where noah s story takes place when they are 13 and jude s takes place when they are 1I love you, I say to him, only it comes out, Hey So damn much, he says back, only it comes out, Dudei think this one was also a 3.5 for me there were things i liked SO MUCH about it, and then there were things that bothered me a little and not just my fear of twins this time first to the good i enjoyed the unusual structure the fact that it alternates between the voices of twins noah and jude where noah s story takes place when they are 13 and jude s takes place when they are 16 in the three years separating the stories, a number of circumstances have driven them apart to the point where they have gone from being spookily twinclose to barely speaking both threads are compelling in noah s, we see an introverted young artist falling in love for the first time discovering that with brian, he is able to really be himself, gawky dorky bits and all this is the first time in his life he has been able to make an emotional connection with someone he hadn t once shared a womb with, and their scenes are all giddy excitement and quiet uncertainty and incredible attraction it is perfectly written but things in his life are not all puppy love and romps through the woods the twins have always been competitive for their parents attention, and at this point in their lives, the feisty cliff diving surfer girl jude is daddy s favorite, while the talented noah is the apple of his artist mother s eye their parents are going through a rough patch, fighting constantly jude is growing into a young woman and carrying her wildness and risk taking into new realms, and she s in a reckless emotional tailspin as she begins to covet what little noah has of his own his mother s affection, a spot at the art school he desperately wants to attend, and even brian three years later, so much has changed jude is living a life of self imposed penance, dictated by superstitious rituals, wearing only baggy jeans and sweatshirts, talking to the ghost of her dead grandmother, and on a complete boycott from boys she is attending the school of noah s dreams, but is wracked with guilt over what she has done to get there, and what has happened between herself and noah to drive them apart the writing is very gimmicky in noah s thread it is full of these little imaginative flourishes like Jude barfs bright blue fluorescent barf all over the table, but I m the only one who notices.and Mom picks up a knife and thrusts it into his gut, twists Dad forges on, oblivious.and We re sprinting at the speed of light when the ground gives way and we rise into the air as if racing up stairs.and he captions every scene as though it is a painting PORTRAIT Jude Braiding Boy After Boy into Her Hair PORTRAIT, SELF PORTRAIT Gray Noah Eating Gray Apples on Gray Grass PORTRAIT, SELF PORTRAIT Brother and Sister on a Seesaw, Blindfoldedwhich can be cloying after a while if that kind of thing irritates you, but once you get past the first couple of instances, you just kind of roll with it and it didn t personally bother me overmuch however, because of this writerly quirk, this is one of those books i hope they never ever try to make into a movie, because the temptation to film those bits would be there, and would be the worst kind of student film indulgence to attempt to reproduce visually seriously big shudders when i think of it okay, now on to the other stuff that i wasn t crazy about.oscar oh, oscar i assume we are meant to swoon over oscar, a boy who appears in both noah s 13 year old and jude s 16 year old storylines, but i just couldn t take him seriously oscar is the boy who tests jude s boy boycot, and he s essentially just a collection of every stereotypical teen girl dreamboy list older man english accent motorcycle scars tattoos dark past says things likeI m pretty sure the things I ve done are far worse than whatever it is you ve done. bad boy vices romantic cheesy linesYour eyes are so ethereal, your whole face is I stared at pictures of you for hours last night You give me chills. leather jacket james dean slouch tomcat tendencies but oh so capable of troo luv if given the opportunity tough guy posturing but also soooo sensitive orphan enigmatic unconventional good looks charismatic and passionate speechifier he s like a roller coaster that talks.he s just a little silly, to me but i am not a teenage girl, so that probably accounts for it here is something else that bothered me view spoiler the jude and zephyr thing so, yes, i get the fact that jude feels, in hindsight, that she was too young to have lost her virginity to an older dude, and i get that the fact that their sexytimes coinciding with her mother s death is completely psychologically scarring but he was not an asshole, and she is putting him in the asshole role, to the extent that she spits on him when he is in the middle of helping her he gave her several opportunities to say no during the act, making sure she was okay with it, which isthan most teenage boys would do in the heat of the moment he tried to contact her after her mother died, and she refused to speak with him he continued to watch out for her brother, as promised, despite her cutting all ties with him, and he never told anyone about what happened when noah got that unfortunate erection these are all positive qualities in a human, and yet he is being being blamed for something she went into consensually he wasn t some sexual predator going after the jailbait they were both teenagers and it was clear that he had feelings for her so while she seems to think it is really empowering to spit on him when his back is turned, it just seems really petty there are much worse ways to lose one s virginity better ones, too, yeah, but also much much worse ones hide spoiler and another rant about something that seems to happen in every book ever and MAKES NO SENSE view spoiler why don t people talk to each other when confusing and upsetting things happen i understand why writers are fond of preventing these conversations it prolongs the tension and it makes the inevitable reunions so muchsatisfying because of all the unhappiness that was allowed to fester FOREVER FOR NO REASON, but why don t readers complain about iti seem to be the only person that this rankles.i think it s completely lazy writing your characters can t manage one three minute conversation really brian goes away after that party without bothering to say, oh hey, by the way noah i totally didn t kiss your sister we cool miss you but no he goes back to school without a phone call, without an email, without a LETTER to this guy who has been the center of his social life all summer and not a peep until he comes back for break, and the misunderstanding goes on and on for the purpose of what character building deferred passion allowed to grow in absentia it s bullshit it just doesn t ring true teenagers don t behave like that NO ONE behaves like that and yet it s practically a convention in novels and it grates on me like nothing else hide spoiler there s one or two other things that bothered me their father s transformation, the convenient arrival of oscar at the end, that other novelistic convention of characters making revealing speeches when ostensibly alone that other people overhear, a couple of other things i can t recall just now but overall, i liked it i don t think i looooved it as much as most people seem to, but the early scenes between noah and brian are themselves worth the price of admission which in my case was free thanks, nancy but you get my point it s a sweet and sad little book that gets a little cloying in parts, but its heart is in the right place, and it s ultimately a charming little bookWhen Castor died, he says, Pollux missed him too much, so he made a deal to share his immortality with him and that s how they both ended up in the sky I d do that, I say Totally Yeah Must be a twin thing, he says, misunderstanding.I feel my face flush because I d meant him, duh, I d share my immortality with him I meant you, I want to holler.sigh NOAH you kick oscar s ass in the romantic dude contest come to my blog


  3. Christine Riccio Christine Riccio says:

    LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH IT MOVED ME SO MUCH IN SO MANY WAYS


  4. jessica jessica says:

    maybe some people are just meant to be in the same storyand maybe some people are just meant to love the same story over and over again the colour and brightness this book continues to add to my life puts the sun to shame every word is such a thing of radiant beauty, i know my soul is incapable of feeling anything other than joy when reading this this book is true art at its finest ________________________________i try not to have any regrets in life, but i do regret that i read thismaybe some people are just meant to be in the same storyand maybe some people are just meant to love the same story over and over again the colour and brightness this book continues to add to my life puts the sun to shame every word is such a thing of radiant beauty, i know my soul is incapable of feeling anything other than joy when reading this this book is true art at its finest ________________________________i try not to have any regrets in life, but i do regret that i read this book too quickly and that it ended before i was emotionally and mentally ready a book like this is meant to be cherished, to be savoured but i was incapable of putting this down i dont think ive ever read such transformative writing, it gave the story such a lyrical feel to it i needed every word, every image, every emotion, every feeling even if it did leave my heart a devastating wreck in the process 5 stars


  5. Brian Yahn Brian Yahn says:

    One of the best books I ve read in a long long time, I ll Give You the Sun, gave me the chills, gave me a heart attack, gave me everything I ever wanted from a love story Self portrait boy in love with a book The narrators have such fun voices, the writing and use of artistic metaphors is beautiful, and the pacing is amazing Pretty much everything about this book is perfect It s essentially Gone Girl meets Romeo and Juliet The characters connect so cohesively with their incredibly dark twis One of the best books I ve read in a long long time, I ll Give You the Sun, gave me the chills, gave me a heart attack, gave me everything I ever wanted from a love story Self portrait boy in love with a book The narrators have such fun voices, the writing and use of artistic metaphors is beautiful, and the pacing is amazing Pretty much everything about this book is perfect It s essentially Gone Girl meets Romeo and Juliet The characters connect so cohesively with their incredibly dark twisted histories that all collide into the craziest, most fulfilling love story ever.Jandy Nelson, thank you I needed this


  6. Warda Warda says:

    It s reread no 4 and I don t know how this book still has the ability to make me feel the way I do right now Like I believe anything is possible and magic is tangible It s healing I can never seem to get enough of it Slice of heaven of a book if there ever was one Original review My heart Words will fail me This book did something to my soul My heart exploded about a hundred times whilst reading it and I cannot express how much I loved it How much I ll continue to love it It was expr It s reread no 4 and I don t know how this book still has the ability to make me feel the way I do right now Like I believe anything is possible and magic is tangible It s healing I can never seem to get enough of it Slice of heaven of a book if there ever was one Original review My heart Words will fail me This book did something to my soul My heart exploded about a hundred times whilst reading it and I cannot express how much I loved it How much I ll continue to love it It was expressive, imaginative, and so god damn gorgeous I want to bask it its beauty forever Everything about it just worked I was gushing throughout the entire thing, internally weeping, because it was just perfect Utter perfection Sublime I absolutely drowned in it and had no intention to come back up It s the type of book you want to shove into everyone s hands, urging them to read it, so they can relish in its beauty It left me with a renewed sense of wonder for the world, about people, our capabilities, myself It s tragic and it breaks you, and it puts you back together again in the best possible way And what s better is that as soon as I finished it, I wanted to pick it back up again


  7. Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) says:

    5 StarsOverview Fourth Read This is my favorite book It s a blanket statement of course Ask any bookworm their favorite book and we ll either ask forparameters What genre Classics too Of all time or this year or rattle off four or five While I m certainly guilty of that, every time I answer I see this cover in my mind This is my favorite book Sometimes I wish it was something else Something akin to Joyce or Tolstoy, so I d sound a little smarter Or maybe something not class 5 StarsOverview Fourth Read This is my favorite book It s a blanket statement of course Ask any bookworm their favorite book and we ll either ask forparameters What genre Classics too Of all time or this year or rattle off four or five While I m certainly guilty of that, every time I answer I see this cover in my mind This is my favorite book Sometimes I wish it was something else Something akin to Joyce or Tolstoy, so I d sound a little smarter Or maybe something not classified as Young Adult, as I ve slowly grown out of the age range Or maybe just something where the protagonist doesn t use the phrase toilet licking as an expletive on the first page.But I also don t want it to be anything else I understand the critiques, the one star reviews, and criticisms These opinions are certainly valid And I understandThe writing style is as artistic as the characters and the whole book drips with prose The metaphors are eccentric, dramatic, and consistent If you don t like the writing style, you won t like the book And I feel so very, very sorry for youMeeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you ve been in before you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers You could find your way around in the dark if you had to I love you, I say to him, only it comes out, Hey So damn much, he says back, only it comes out, Dude It s okay, because not every book is for everyone But this one is for me. Or at least, that s what it felt like Maybe one day I ll be able to explain my deeply personal love for this book How I hadn t really read a book in three years, before picking this one up on a whim How it was one of the first LGBT books I read when I was in the middle of realizing I wasn t 100% straight How this book made me feel known and helped me process the world around me.But all I can say is this It reignited my love of reading I find the writing beautiful, vivid, creative and something about it just works.Jandy Nelson manages to take all the mixed up feelings of being a teenager and somehow puts them into words That emotion I never could quite name was beautifully illustrated in a way that made my chest achePeople die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn t It continues and is ever changing Noah and Jude are twins who used to be inseparable, but have grown apart as tragedy hits their family They are completely different, completely dynamic characters Their progression is some of my favorite character development ever and I loved them both Noah seems to be the fan favorite, but I will defend Jude to the death I have no artistic ability whatsoever, but the relationship both characters have with art was astounding Noah especially captures moments in his life by determining how he d paint them, and what he would name the piece It s a compelling way of moving the story forward that matches the imaginative styleWhat is bad for the heart is good for art The terrible irony of our lives as artists One of the romances happens very quickly And one of the love interests is a mash up of several bad boy archetypes I understand why some wouldn t like this but the book is completely aware of it Nelson subverts the tropes, in my opinion Noah s whirlwind of feelings is a tool for showing his character mature, as the scope of his emotions change as the romance unwinds Because the focus is on Jude s development and her coming into her own self, her perception of her love interest changes and evolves with her There s a strong focus on mutual support and respect, while still being able to laugh and loveI don t want a split apart, I say I think I need my own soul The characters make mistakes and some of their actions are horrible I won t excuse them, but I m not supposed to These actions have consequences that affect all their relationships.At its core, this book is about family dynamics The ever changing, complicated mess that reminds us how interwoven our lives are But it s not condescending or over the top, as it discusses these important issues with brevity and humorWe were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story In summary Recommending this book is odd Not because I worry about negative opinions or criticisms like I said, I understand those, and they are valid. But because I have a separate, personal love for this book But it takes a pretty damn remarkable book to make me love it so deeply I think my personal love stems from how special this book is artistically


  8. emma emma says:

    I LL GIVE THIS BOOK THE SUN FIVE SUNS More than that, if Goodreads had ever answered my impassioned plea to add a sixth star which I sent by pony express after Ready Player One Pony express means mail, right I m a fan of that do I love thee, book Let me count the ways That s both a reference to this book and an illustration of how difficult it will be to put my intense adoration of it into, like, a semi coherent review Sidenote I ve neve I LL GIVE THIS BOOK THE SUN FIVE SUNS More than that, if Goodreads had ever answered my impassioned plea to add a sixth star which I sent by pony express after Ready Player One Pony express means mail, right I m a fan of that do I love thee, book Let me count the ways That s both a reference to this book and an illustration of how difficult it will be to put my intense adoration of it into, like, a semi coherent review Sidenote I ve never strived for anything higher than semi coherent Let s start with the characters God, do I love the people in this book They are so, so, so imperfect imperfect doesn t even begin to cover it They should suck, honestly I should hate them In fact, I should hate this whole shindig for the things that happen in it In any other context, they d give me second hand embarrassment cringes so hard it d shoot this book down to two stars But NOT HERE This sh t is different These characters are so human. They re so lovable and deeply good that you d forgive them for anything Seriously All of them do at least one thing and mostlythan one that should be, like, narrative shatteringly awful, and instead manages to make them even better I can t explain it YOU JUST HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK This book has alternating perspectives between 2 twins Noah when he was 13, and Jude when she s 16 which is the present Noah is so creative and talented and amazing, and Jude is such a badass and so interesting and equally amazing Their mom s a whirlwind, which has its ups and downs, and their dad starts off not great but becomes the best There s Brian, who loves space, and Guillermo, one of the greatest sculptors ever, and Oscar, who I m not going to try to put into words Hands down the most inherently confusing character They re all so wonderful and I wish I knew them in real life and could join their lil ragtag group of pals The character development is just unreal Also, the depiction of family is pretty amazing I m going to use the words great and amazing a bajillion times in this review, AND I M NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE They can mistreat each other and fight and generally seem toxic, but they all love each other and they re all good people SCRATCH THAT MAGNIFICENT people You thought I was done talking about how much I love these characters Ya burnt I m going to spend the rest of my life talking about them Every review from now on Name dropping Noah and Jude Get used to it What else, what elsethe writing was just really beautiful I m always really happy to see that in YA It s pretty rare for a young adult contemporary to just be genuinely, no holds barred gorgeous And y all know I love when my books are filled with fun facts I wish every book had some character just inserting cool information in every once in awhile This book EVERY CHARACTER IS DOING THAT There s so much fun sh t about superstition and art and sculpting and space in this book Ugh God, it s perfect It s like Jandy Nelson read my mind and made this book to check all my boxes WHAT A DREAM I thought there d be one major downside That s the discussion of fate and true love in this book, neither of which I believe in and both of which I pretty consistently find dumb in like, every YA contemporary ever But this book, no surprise at this point, IS DIFFERENT It s so well done and just makes you feel all warm inside and root for the characters Hurray, hurray I miss this book already The cherry on top, you ask The best fictional encapsulation of and response to slut shaming I ve ever seen is contained within THESE VERY PAGES When thirteen fourteen year old Jude and her mom are fighting about everything, including Jude s clothing and makeup choices, mommy dearest always asks if she reallyyyyyy wants to bethat girlPretty yuck, right The only blemish on the perfect record of this masterpiece But then But then Blemish surgically removed, or whatever That was really gross I m so sorry Jude has a realization A great, perfect, better than cherry on top epiphany I like cherries, but this islike the lottery ticket on top, or the Zac Efron in Baywatch a bad movie on top Jude realizesMaybe Mom was wrong about that girl after all Because that girl spits on guys who treat her badly Maybe it sthat girl who s been missing I didn t bring the bad luck to us, no matter how much it felt that way It brought itself It brings itself And maybe it sthat girl who s now brave enough to admit itA little bit of editing to remove minor spoilers, but how amazing is that Your clothing or your makeup don t change who you are They don t prevent you from being a badass, or a good person, or brave God, I love this book Read it in a couple days, and miss it already Can you believe how genuine this review was That s a testament to my loveeee for this book Bottom line This is going on the all time favorites list EVERYONE READ THIS PLEASE Amazing, amazing, amazing Even better the second time around.Jandy Nelson, GIMME YOUR NEXT BOOK


  9. Samantha Samantha says:

    This was the perfect book to finish on my birthday I adored Jandy Nelson s first book, and didn t think I could love this one just as much


  10. Nick Nick says:

    3 starsOkay, for starters I am so proud for finishing this book in the exam session.Probably by now you all know what I ll Give You The Sun is about so I ll skip straight to my opinion on this book.This is my second time trying to finish this book and I did succeed this time The beginning was both times too boring for me I did not care about the characters at all The middle part was actually my favorite, and the last one was a good conclusion, but not that exciting.What I love about this book 3 starsOkay, for starters I am so proud for finishing this book in the exam session.Probably by now you all know what I ll Give You The Sun is about so I ll skip straight to my opinion on this book.This is my second time trying to finish this book and I did succeed this time The beginning was both times too boring for me I did not care about the characters at all The middle part was actually my favorite, and the last one was a good conclusion, but not that exciting.What I love about this book is the importance that it gives to relationships inside a family I feel like I am alone in this but I did not like Oscar as a person that much And his relationship with Judy was a bit rushed in my opinion.And I feel like no one is talking about Noa putting Judy s toothbrush into the toilet everyday That part freaked me out like literally freaked me out.I see that I have lost my ability to form genuine reviews so I will shut up now and yeah the book s great


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10 thoughts on “Neked adom a Napot

  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    This book should be called I ll Give You Death by Artistic Metaphor It seems like I m in the minority on this one, but I did not like the writing style at all.I guess it should be noted that I was also not a fan of the author s first novel The Sky is Everywhere which everyone but heartless little me seemed to love Unlike many people I know, I picked this one up because the premise intrigued me and not because of a love for the author s previous work.You may be thinking this is a poetic no This book should be called I ll Give You Death by Artistic Metaphor It seems like I m in the minority on this one, but I did not like the writing style at all.I guess it should be noted that I was also not a fan of the author s first novel The Sky is Everywhere which everyone but heartless little me seemed to love Unlike many people I know, I picked this one up because the premise intrigued me and not because of a love for the author s previous work.You may be thinking this is a poetic novel about life and loss and love how can you be so cold sigh You would not be the first But while I appreciate that there are some good aspects to this book like the complex characters and the frank portrayal of teen sexuality in both a heterosexual girl and a homosexual guy, the style, the endless bloody metaphors and the way it became heavy on the romance all of that just did nothing but irritate me.There was a brief moment early on when I thought I might be reading a magical realism novel because of some of the bizarre things that seemed to be happening But, as the story unfolded, it turns out that these are actually just overly ambitious artistic metaphors that turn almost every single paragraph into a purple and downright weird mess Check them outMom picks up a knife and thrusts it into his gut, twists Dad forges on, oblivious Jude barfs bright blue fluorescent barf all over the table, but I m the only one who notices All the hornet s buzzed out of her And there s no spider to her at allNone of these things are actually, literally happening, of course When I read the first few paint splattered metaphors hehe, that s a metaphor too , I did my single raised eyebrow face it s epic, I assure you , but it was when I d read over a hundred pages of constant flowery prose that I started to feel like I d overdosed on cotton candy I guess it s a certain type of reader who will fall in love with this prose in short I am not that type of reader.I am the kind of person who forges strong emotional connections with characters or at least I do if the book is working its magic But I also find it really difficult to engage with characters who would otherwise pull me in when the prose is so nauseatingly bloated with metaphors Do any of you remember Shatter Me Bloody hell do I remember Shatter Me silently fumes And it s a shame because there were moments when I came close to feeling for these characters Noah tugged at my heart strings because of his passion for art and how he wasn t allowed to pursue it fully Jude s feelings of guilt and grief felt like genuine pain But I never got into their heads because I was too busy being drowned by the metaphorical prose Plus, I m not even going to get started on the stereotypical way the British guy is portrayed I ll just say that we really do not use slang words in every single sentence.The reveal at the ending can easily be guessed from reading Jude s first POV and it was a little anticlimactic Not just because it was guessable but because it was kind of blah I still won t give this book one star because there were some touching moments that I liked but, overall, I was pretty disappointed.Blog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr


  2. karen karen says:

    I love you, I say to him, only it comes out, Hey So damn much, he says back, only it comes out, Dudei think this one was also a 3.5 for me there were things i liked SO MUCH about it, and then there were things that bothered me a little and not just my fear of twins this time first to the good i enjoyed the unusual structure the fact that it alternates between the voices of twins noah and jude where noah s story takes place when they are 13 and jude s takes place when they are 1I love you, I say to him, only it comes out, Hey So damn much, he says back, only it comes out, Dudei think this one was also a 3.5 for me there were things i liked SO MUCH about it, and then there were things that bothered me a little and not just my fear of twins this time first to the good i enjoyed the unusual structure the fact that it alternates between the voices of twins noah and jude where noah s story takes place when they are 13 and jude s takes place when they are 16 in the three years separating the stories, a number of circumstances have driven them apart to the point where they have gone from being spookily twinclose to barely speaking both threads are compelling in noah s, we see an introverted young artist falling in love for the first time discovering that with brian, he is able to really be himself, gawky dorky bits and all this is the first time in his life he has been able to make an emotional connection with someone he hadn t once shared a womb with, and their scenes are all giddy excitement and quiet uncertainty and incredible attraction it is perfectly written but things in his life are not all puppy love and romps through the woods the twins have always been competitive for their parents attention, and at this point in their lives, the feisty cliff diving surfer girl jude is daddy s favorite, while the talented noah is the apple of his artist mother s eye their parents are going through a rough patch, fighting constantly jude is growing into a young woman and carrying her wildness and risk taking into new realms, and she s in a reckless emotional tailspin as she begins to covet what little noah has of his own his mother s affection, a spot at the art school he desperately wants to attend, and even brian three years later, so much has changed jude is living a life of self imposed penance, dictated by superstitious rituals, wearing only baggy jeans and sweatshirts, talking to the ghost of her dead grandmother, and on a complete boycott from boys she is attending the school of noah s dreams, but is wracked with guilt over what she has done to get there, and what has happened between herself and noah to drive them apart the writing is very gimmicky in noah s thread it is full of these little imaginative flourishes like Jude barfs bright blue fluorescent barf all over the table, but I m the only one who notices.and Mom picks up a knife and thrusts it into his gut, twists Dad forges on, oblivious.and We re sprinting at the speed of light when the ground gives way and we rise into the air as if racing up stairs.and he captions every scene as though it is a painting PORTRAIT Jude Braiding Boy After Boy into Her Hair PORTRAIT, SELF PORTRAIT Gray Noah Eating Gray Apples on Gray Grass PORTRAIT, SELF PORTRAIT Brother and Sister on a Seesaw, Blindfoldedwhich can be cloying after a while if that kind of thing irritates you, but once you get past the first couple of instances, you just kind of roll with it and it didn t personally bother me overmuch however, because of this writerly quirk, this is one of those books i hope they never ever try to make into a movie, because the temptation to film those bits would be there, and would be the worst kind of student film indulgence to attempt to reproduce visually seriously big shudders when i think of it okay, now on to the other stuff that i wasn t crazy about.oscar oh, oscar i assume we are meant to swoon over oscar, a boy who appears in both noah s 13 year old and jude s 16 year old storylines, but i just couldn t take him seriously oscar is the boy who tests jude s boy boycot, and he s essentially just a collection of every stereotypical teen girl dreamboy list older man english accent motorcycle scars tattoos dark past says things likeI m pretty sure the things I ve done are far worse than whatever it is you ve done. bad boy vices romantic cheesy linesYour eyes are so ethereal, your whole face is I stared at pictures of you for hours last night You give me chills. leather jacket james dean slouch tomcat tendencies but oh so capable of troo luv if given the opportunity tough guy posturing but also soooo sensitive orphan enigmatic unconventional good looks charismatic and passionate speechifier he s like a roller coaster that talks.he s just a little silly, to me but i am not a teenage girl, so that probably accounts for it here is something else that bothered me view spoiler the jude and zephyr thing so, yes, i get the fact that jude feels, in hindsight, that she was too young to have lost her virginity to an older dude, and i get that the fact that their sexytimes coinciding with her mother s death is completely psychologically scarring but he was not an asshole, and she is putting him in the asshole role, to the extent that she spits on him when he is in the middle of helping her he gave her several opportunities to say no during the act, making sure she was okay with it, which isthan most teenage boys would do in the heat of the moment he tried to contact her after her mother died, and she refused to speak with him he continued to watch out for her brother, as promised, despite her cutting all ties with him, and he never told anyone about what happened when noah got that unfortunate erection these are all positive qualities in a human, and yet he is being being blamed for something she went into consensually he wasn t some sexual predator going after the jailbait they were both teenagers and it was clear that he had feelings for her so while she seems to think it is really empowering to spit on him when his back is turned, it just seems really petty there are much worse ways to lose one s virginity better ones, too, yeah, but also much much worse ones hide spoiler and another rant about something that seems to happen in every book ever and MAKES NO SENSE view spoiler why don t people talk to each other when confusing and upsetting things happen i understand why writers are fond of preventing these conversations it prolongs the tension and it makes the inevitable reunions so muchsatisfying because of all the unhappiness that was allowed to fester FOREVER FOR NO REASON, but why don t readers complain about iti seem to be the only person that this rankles.i think it s completely lazy writing your characters can t manage one three minute conversation really brian goes away after that party without bothering to say, oh hey, by the way noah i totally didn t kiss your sister we cool miss you but no he goes back to school without a phone call, without an email, without a LETTER to this guy who has been the center of his social life all summer and not a peep until he comes back for break, and the misunderstanding goes on and on for the purpose of what character building deferred passion allowed to grow in absentia it s bullshit it just doesn t ring true teenagers don t behave like that NO ONE behaves like that and yet it s practically a convention in novels and it grates on me like nothing else hide spoiler there s one or two other things that bothered me their father s transformation, the convenient arrival of oscar at the end, that other novelistic convention of characters making revealing speeches when ostensibly alone that other people overhear, a couple of other things i can t recall just now but overall, i liked it i don t think i looooved it as much as most people seem to, but the early scenes between noah and brian are themselves worth the price of admission which in my case was free thanks, nancy but you get my point it s a sweet and sad little book that gets a little cloying in parts, but its heart is in the right place, and it s ultimately a charming little bookWhen Castor died, he says, Pollux missed him too much, so he made a deal to share his immortality with him and that s how they both ended up in the sky I d do that, I say Totally Yeah Must be a twin thing, he says, misunderstanding.I feel my face flush because I d meant him, duh, I d share my immortality with him I meant you, I want to holler.sigh NOAH you kick oscar s ass in the romantic dude contest come to my blog


  3. Christine Riccio Christine Riccio says:

    LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH IT MOVED ME SO MUCH IN SO MANY WAYS


  4. jessica jessica says:

    maybe some people are just meant to be in the same storyand maybe some people are just meant to love the same story over and over again the colour and brightness this book continues to add to my life puts the sun to shame every word is such a thing of radiant beauty, i know my soul is incapable of feeling anything other than joy when reading this this book is true art at its finest ________________________________i try not to have any regrets in life, but i do regret that i read thismaybe some people are just meant to be in the same storyand maybe some people are just meant to love the same story over and over again the colour and brightness this book continues to add to my life puts the sun to shame every word is such a thing of radiant beauty, i know my soul is incapable of feeling anything other than joy when reading this this book is true art at its finest ________________________________i try not to have any regrets in life, but i do regret that i read this book too quickly and that it ended before i was emotionally and mentally ready a book like this is meant to be cherished, to be savoured but i was incapable of putting this down i dont think ive ever read such transformative writing, it gave the story such a lyrical feel to it i needed every word, every image, every emotion, every feeling even if it did leave my heart a devastating wreck in the process 5 stars


  5. Brian Yahn Brian Yahn says:

    One of the best books I ve read in a long long time, I ll Give You the Sun, gave me the chills, gave me a heart attack, gave me everything I ever wanted from a love story Self portrait boy in love with a book The narrators have such fun voices, the writing and use of artistic metaphors is beautiful, and the pacing is amazing Pretty much everything about this book is perfect It s essentially Gone Girl meets Romeo and Juliet The characters connect so cohesively with their incredibly dark twis One of the best books I ve read in a long long time, I ll Give You the Sun, gave me the chills, gave me a heart attack, gave me everything I ever wanted from a love story Self portrait boy in love with a book The narrators have such fun voices, the writing and use of artistic metaphors is beautiful, and the pacing is amazing Pretty much everything about this book is perfect It s essentially Gone Girl meets Romeo and Juliet The characters connect so cohesively with their incredibly dark twisted histories that all collide into the craziest, most fulfilling love story ever.Jandy Nelson, thank you I needed this


  6. Warda Warda says:

    It s reread no 4 and I don t know how this book still has the ability to make me feel the way I do right now Like I believe anything is possible and magic is tangible It s healing I can never seem to get enough of it Slice of heaven of a book if there ever was one Original review My heart Words will fail me This book did something to my soul My heart exploded about a hundred times whilst reading it and I cannot express how much I loved it How much I ll continue to love it It was expr It s reread no 4 and I don t know how this book still has the ability to make me feel the way I do right now Like I believe anything is possible and magic is tangible It s healing I can never seem to get enough of it Slice of heaven of a book if there ever was one Original review My heart Words will fail me This book did something to my soul My heart exploded about a hundred times whilst reading it and I cannot express how much I loved it How much I ll continue to love it It was expressive, imaginative, and so god damn gorgeous I want to bask it its beauty forever Everything about it just worked I was gushing throughout the entire thing, internally weeping, because it was just perfect Utter perfection Sublime I absolutely drowned in it and had no intention to come back up It s the type of book you want to shove into everyone s hands, urging them to read it, so they can relish in its beauty It left me with a renewed sense of wonder for the world, about people, our capabilities, myself It s tragic and it breaks you, and it puts you back together again in the best possible way And what s better is that as soon as I finished it, I wanted to pick it back up again


  7. Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) says:

    5 StarsOverview Fourth Read This is my favorite book It s a blanket statement of course Ask any bookworm their favorite book and we ll either ask forparameters What genre Classics too Of all time or this year or rattle off four or five While I m certainly guilty of that, every time I answer I see this cover in my mind This is my favorite book Sometimes I wish it was something else Something akin to Joyce or Tolstoy, so I d sound a little smarter Or maybe something not class 5 StarsOverview Fourth Read This is my favorite book It s a blanket statement of course Ask any bookworm their favorite book and we ll either ask forparameters What genre Classics too Of all time or this year or rattle off four or five While I m certainly guilty of that, every time I answer I see this cover in my mind This is my favorite book Sometimes I wish it was something else Something akin to Joyce or Tolstoy, so I d sound a little smarter Or maybe something not classified as Young Adult, as I ve slowly grown out of the age range Or maybe just something where the protagonist doesn t use the phrase toilet licking as an expletive on the first page.But I also don t want it to be anything else I understand the critiques, the one star reviews, and criticisms These opinions are certainly valid And I understandThe writing style is as artistic as the characters and the whole book drips with prose The metaphors are eccentric, dramatic, and consistent If you don t like the writing style, you won t like the book And I feel so very, very sorry for youMeeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you ve been in before you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers You could find your way around in the dark if you had to I love you, I say to him, only it comes out, Hey So damn much, he says back, only it comes out, Dude It s okay, because not every book is for everyone But this one is for me. Or at least, that s what it felt like Maybe one day I ll be able to explain my deeply personal love for this book How I hadn t really read a book in three years, before picking this one up on a whim How it was one of the first LGBT books I read when I was in the middle of realizing I wasn t 100% straight How this book made me feel known and helped me process the world around me.But all I can say is this It reignited my love of reading I find the writing beautiful, vivid, creative and something about it just works.Jandy Nelson manages to take all the mixed up feelings of being a teenager and somehow puts them into words That emotion I never could quite name was beautifully illustrated in a way that made my chest achePeople die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn t It continues and is ever changing Noah and Jude are twins who used to be inseparable, but have grown apart as tragedy hits their family They are completely different, completely dynamic characters Their progression is some of my favorite character development ever and I loved them both Noah seems to be the fan favorite, but I will defend Jude to the death I have no artistic ability whatsoever, but the relationship both characters have with art was astounding Noah especially captures moments in his life by determining how he d paint them, and what he would name the piece It s a compelling way of moving the story forward that matches the imaginative styleWhat is bad for the heart is good for art The terrible irony of our lives as artists One of the romances happens very quickly And one of the love interests is a mash up of several bad boy archetypes I understand why some wouldn t like this but the book is completely aware of it Nelson subverts the tropes, in my opinion Noah s whirlwind of feelings is a tool for showing his character mature, as the scope of his emotions change as the romance unwinds Because the focus is on Jude s development and her coming into her own self, her perception of her love interest changes and evolves with her There s a strong focus on mutual support and respect, while still being able to laugh and loveI don t want a split apart, I say I think I need my own soul The characters make mistakes and some of their actions are horrible I won t excuse them, but I m not supposed to These actions have consequences that affect all their relationships.At its core, this book is about family dynamics The ever changing, complicated mess that reminds us how interwoven our lives are But it s not condescending or over the top, as it discusses these important issues with brevity and humorWe were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story In summary Recommending this book is odd Not because I worry about negative opinions or criticisms like I said, I understand those, and they are valid. But because I have a separate, personal love for this book But it takes a pretty damn remarkable book to make me love it so deeply I think my personal love stems from how special this book is artistically


  8. emma emma says:

    I LL GIVE THIS BOOK THE SUN FIVE SUNS More than that, if Goodreads had ever answered my impassioned plea to add a sixth star which I sent by pony express after Ready Player One Pony express means mail, right I m a fan of that do I love thee, book Let me count the ways That s both a reference to this book and an illustration of how difficult it will be to put my intense adoration of it into, like, a semi coherent review Sidenote I ve neve I LL GIVE THIS BOOK THE SUN FIVE SUNS More than that, if Goodreads had ever answered my impassioned plea to add a sixth star which I sent by pony express after Ready Player One Pony express means mail, right I m a fan of that do I love thee, book Let me count the ways That s both a reference to this book and an illustration of how difficult it will be to put my intense adoration of it into, like, a semi coherent review Sidenote I ve never strived for anything higher than semi coherent Let s start with the characters God, do I love the people in this book They are so, so, so imperfect imperfect doesn t even begin to cover it They should suck, honestly I should hate them In fact, I should hate this whole shindig for the things that happen in it In any other context, they d give me second hand embarrassment cringes so hard it d shoot this book down to two stars But NOT HERE This sh t is different These characters are so human. They re so lovable and deeply good that you d forgive them for anything Seriously All of them do at least one thing and mostlythan one that should be, like, narrative shatteringly awful, and instead manages to make them even better I can t explain it YOU JUST HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK This book has alternating perspectives between 2 twins Noah when he was 13, and Jude when she s 16 which is the present Noah is so creative and talented and amazing, and Jude is such a badass and so interesting and equally amazing Their mom s a whirlwind, which has its ups and downs, and their dad starts off not great but becomes the best There s Brian, who loves space, and Guillermo, one of the greatest sculptors ever, and Oscar, who I m not going to try to put into words Hands down the most inherently confusing character They re all so wonderful and I wish I knew them in real life and could join their lil ragtag group of pals The character development is just unreal Also, the depiction of family is pretty amazing I m going to use the words great and amazing a bajillion times in this review, AND I M NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE They can mistreat each other and fight and generally seem toxic, but they all love each other and they re all good people SCRATCH THAT MAGNIFICENT people You thought I was done talking about how much I love these characters Ya burnt I m going to spend the rest of my life talking about them Every review from now on Name dropping Noah and Jude Get used to it What else, what elsethe writing was just really beautiful I m always really happy to see that in YA It s pretty rare for a young adult contemporary to just be genuinely, no holds barred gorgeous And y all know I love when my books are filled with fun facts I wish every book had some character just inserting cool information in every once in awhile This book EVERY CHARACTER IS DOING THAT There s so much fun sh t about superstition and art and sculpting and space in this book Ugh God, it s perfect It s like Jandy Nelson read my mind and made this book to check all my boxes WHAT A DREAM I thought there d be one major downside That s the discussion of fate and true love in this book, neither of which I believe in and both of which I pretty consistently find dumb in like, every YA contemporary ever But this book, no surprise at this point, IS DIFFERENT It s so well done and just makes you feel all warm inside and root for the characters Hurray, hurray I miss this book already The cherry on top, you ask The best fictional encapsulation of and response to slut shaming I ve ever seen is contained within THESE VERY PAGES When thirteen fourteen year old Jude and her mom are fighting about everything, including Jude s clothing and makeup choices, mommy dearest always asks if she reallyyyyyy wants to bethat girlPretty yuck, right The only blemish on the perfect record of this masterpiece But then But then Blemish surgically removed, or whatever That was really gross I m so sorry Jude has a realization A great, perfect, better than cherry on top epiphany I like cherries, but this islike the lottery ticket on top, or the Zac Efron in Baywatch a bad movie on top Jude realizesMaybe Mom was wrong about that girl after all Because that girl spits on guys who treat her badly Maybe it sthat girl who s been missing I didn t bring the bad luck to us, no matter how much it felt that way It brought itself It brings itself And maybe it sthat girl who s now brave enough to admit itA little bit of editing to remove minor spoilers, but how amazing is that Your clothing or your makeup don t change who you are They don t prevent you from being a badass, or a good person, or brave God, I love this book Read it in a couple days, and miss it already Can you believe how genuine this review was That s a testament to my loveeee for this book Bottom line This is going on the all time favorites list EVERYONE READ THIS PLEASE Amazing, amazing, amazing Even better the second time around.Jandy Nelson, GIMME YOUR NEXT BOOK


  9. Samantha Samantha says:

    This was the perfect book to finish on my birthday I adored Jandy Nelson s first book, and didn t think I could love this one just as much


  10. Nick Nick says:

    3 starsOkay, for starters I am so proud for finishing this book in the exam session.Probably by now you all know what I ll Give You The Sun is about so I ll skip straight to my opinion on this book.This is my second time trying to finish this book and I did succeed this time The beginning was both times too boring for me I did not care about the characters at all The middle part was actually my favorite, and the last one was a good conclusion, but not that exciting.What I love about this book 3 starsOkay, for starters I am so proud for finishing this book in the exam session.Probably by now you all know what I ll Give You The Sun is about so I ll skip straight to my opinion on this book.This is my second time trying to finish this book and I did succeed this time The beginning was both times too boring for me I did not care about the characters at all The middle part was actually my favorite, and the last one was a good conclusion, but not that exciting.What I love about this book is the importance that it gives to relationships inside a family I feel like I am alone in this but I did not like Oscar as a person that much And his relationship with Judy was a bit rushed in my opinion.And I feel like no one is talking about Noa putting Judy s toothbrush into the toilet everyday That part freaked me out like literally freaked me out.I see that I have lost my ability to form genuine reviews so I will shut up now and yeah the book s great


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