I’ll Give You The Sun, Jandy Nelson.

To be very very honest, I had read only 150-ish pages, which had actually almost taken forever, when I was silently wondering, “what if this book is just very over-hyped and I’m just expecting too much?” And I was so close to giving up because I really really wanted to start reading the new CoHo book??

But then, 2 days later, the most beautiful thing happened.
It grew on me.
And I shit you not, I felt it.

I, completely, fully, bizarrely, felt it.

So this is how it went:

I had just finished season 1 of This Is Us (what an amazing show, wow) and I was, obviously, pretty emotional. Those who have seen it, probably know how I was feeling. (wHAt waS tHat enDinG tHO)

Anyway, so I’m all emotional and have all these imaginary beautiful stories swimming in my head and you know, how you get that craving when you want to just immediately start the next season? Yeah, I was surrounded, no, soaked, in that feeling.

But, I was wrong. Boy, was I wrong. Because the next minute, I am hit with the realization, that all that was happening in my head was definitely not about This Is Us. (Because there’s no one on This Is Us that sculpts and there is no one that paints and there’s no one that jumps walls or sneaks into places.)
So i realised, that, instead, it was about the book. The book, I was supposedly not very into. Oh, and that craving? Was also because of the book. The same book, I almost didn’t have the patience to finish.

Okay, so it’s not that, that in the beginning, the book was not good, it was. It was good but then there was just no electricity, you know? Does that make sense? There’s always this electricity between the reader and the book, and sometimes, like in this case, it sparks up a lot later. but when it does, it just blows you away. And it was this electricity that made me finish the remaining 200 pages in a day (I know right!?) (I got very addicted, yes)

This book just, man, it just, oh god. wow, I actually can’t describe this book?

Ok so let’s put it this way:
There are books that grow and develop so so slowly that you don’t realize they’re growing on you as well and then you fall in love with them, just as slowly and you feel as if you’ve been hit by a lighting and it feels as if you’re suddenly more alive. There are books that make you want to be alive, that make you want to breathe more, that make you want to live a little more, to do everything a little more, more and more.
This was one those books.

This book made me want to paint, this book made me want to create, this book made me want to write, this book made me want to imagine the future, this book made me want to imagine a lot more. This book lifted me. I don’t know how I can explain it in better ways.

But last thing, (well, second last) if you’re about to start the book and are like me, just remember, it’s worth the wait. It truly is.

Now, here’s for the quote-quoting part (I’m making this a tradition for future booklists/ book review)

‘If bad luck knows who you are, become someone else.’

Okay, yes, there were more amazing quotes too, but this was the line that hit me the hardest, and just like the rest of the book, this too is indescribable.
And no matter how much or whatever I say, it’s not going to do any justice to the amazing writing or to the story or to the growth or to the development or, to NoahandJude, to Noah, and to Jude.

Alright, I’m done here, now. Thank you so much for checking out this review, I really appreciate it. And, I don’t exactly so book ratings so all I can say is – to live in this book’s bubble, I would give all ten fingers. I would give anything.


17 Comments Add yours

  1. This book though… ha ha love your review! We all have those moments. Your post took me back to a number of times I was caught in the emotional eddy of a story. Can’t wait to see what you write about next.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. tee says:

      Thankyou hahah, glad you liked it. 💝


  2. hell0chloe says:

    I read this a couple of years ago now and really enjoyed it, it was a super sweet book .xx

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  3. whatismaria says:

    I wasn’t sure whether to give this a read or not, but I love books that ‘get’ to you slowly and subconsciously, so will be checking it out for sure:)

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    1. tee says:

      yes, you totally should! hope you love it, too. 🌺🍂


  4. Subiya says:

    I’ve always wanted to read this book, for almost two years I think! But after reading the synopsis I was also confused thinking that it was just an overrated book. But the quote you just wrote above really makes me want to read the book now. I’m definitely going to buy this book asap. Thanks for the lovely and honest review✌

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    1. tee says:

      That made me feel so nice, thankyou so much!! Also, yes, I know how you feel, I was in the same position a few weeks ago and only decided to read it when I couldn’t find any other good book 😂 But i hope you like the book, it’s a very raw and calmingly beautiful book. 💝


  5. Interesting review! I like how the book suddenly grew on you. Great quote too.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Addie says:

    honestly if every book review was written this adorably, the world would be a better place.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. tee says:

      hahahahaha aww, you’re too sweet

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Shinjini says:

    Dear Tania,
    I started following on you on Instagram just like a week ago. It was your birthday and I saw someone put it on their story. I liked your username so i followed the link to your account. i scrolled down and your feed was so beautiful, i immediately clicked the follow button. i also clicked the link to your blog and just read the title of this blog post.i was so deperate to read new books, because i keep rereading the old ones, i immediately got this book. i didn’t even check it out on goodreads first (like i ususally do).

    the only reason i’m telling you all of this, is because you don’t know how grateful i am. i finished this book yesterday, and oh my god, i am in love. i don’t even remember when was the last time i felt so happy and just full somehow. this book healed me. it completely changed me. this book is such a beautiful piece of literature. you must have read TFIOS, right? you remember this quote, that sometimes you read a book and it fills you with an evangelical zeal that this broken world would never be fixed again if everybody does nt read the book?this book is like that for me.

    thanks so much, tee. if it was not for you, i would never have found this book. thank you so much. i’d give away ten fingers fo this.


    Liked by 1 person

    1. tee says:

      hi shin (heh), firstly, i’m so so sorry for replying so late. i’m awful at replying (that’s not a valid excuse) so i’m really sorry okay. i want you to know that your comment made my whole week, when i read it. you have no idea how happy i felt after reading it. it honestly means so much to me that you went ahead with my review and ended up liking the book too! so, you made me very very happy, like vERY VERY HAPPY. thankyou heh. 💝


  8. arunima3199 says:

    I love your review!!! The book is the most beautiful I’ve read recently. An utter delight.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. div says:

    hi, it was your review that actually made me buy this book and now that I’m reading it & the story is growing withing me, I feel so honoured to have found you on Instagram! thank you.


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