Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.
This week, I’m waiting on I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, which has an expected publication date of September 16, 2014.
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.
The Sky Is Everywhere was one of those beautiful, poignant reads that has resonated with me since I read it for the first time last summer – and every subsequent read through was just as touching and memorable. As a result, I absolutely cannot wait to read I’ll Give You the Sun: for the beautiful writing, the enchanting characters, and, of course, the inevitable moments of heartbreak.
What books are you waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me a list in the comments below.