August 11, 2021 7:34 AM EDT

Thirteen-year-old twins Noah and Jude are drifting apart. Once inseparable, their rivalry grows as they apply to the same art school and grapple with their diverging identities. Jude is bold and brash, while Noah is more introverted and spends his days drawing. Jandy Nelson’s stunning second novel is split between the twins’ voices, as Noah narrates the early years and Jude takes over after a time jump. While Noah contends with his love for their neighbor Brian, and Jude examines her own relationship with sexuality, the book explores themes of jealousy, love and loss. Powerful and well crafted, I’ll Give You the Sun probes the complexity of family, asking questions about guilt and blame. The novel won the 2015 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature and was optioned for a film adaptation.Madeleine Carlisle

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