Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson.
by Jandy Nelson
Released on: September 16th, 2014
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers
Waited on by: Mel
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, sometimes very funny novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.
I love this synopsis. It's so freaking amazing; I don't know why, it just is, y'know? I do like the idea of one person narrating the first half and then the other twin narrating the last half--it could go terribly wrong but after all the praise I've been seeing for The Sky Is Everywhere, this is likely to go so so well. There's also a GLBT romance in this so yay! Annnd, story about siblings. I AM SO SOLD.