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Tellulah Darling

Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?

The radiance and darkness of I'll Give You The Sun

I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson

My heart was tugged in two reading this book - joy and sorrow. Ecstasy and pain. Probably fitting given this story about twins. Jude and Noah, wholes who become broken, broken halves that become whole once more. And along that journey a story of secrets, lies, misunderstandings, jealousies, passions, family dysfunction, sexual identity, and healing.

 

Nelson lets each of the twins narrate half of the story - Noah takes the past while Jude takes the present. Between them, both we as the reader and they as twins and family, are painted a complete picture. Radiance and darkness, our narrators each embody those roles at different times in their lives and in this story. I'm a sucker for the twin trope and this is one the best I've ever read.