Ideas & Inspiration for I’ll Give You the Sun

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Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude 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 dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. 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 novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

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Awards & Honors

  • Winner of the 2015 Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

  • A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book

  • Winner of Bank Street’s 2015 Josette Frank Book Award

  • Winner of the NCIBA and the NCBA and the James Cook Award

  • YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

  • Rainbow List Top Ten 2015

  • A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

  • Time Magazine Top Ten YA of the Year (#3)

  • An NPR Great Reads of the Year

  • Apple iBooks’ Best Teen Fiction of the Year

  • A Boston Globe Best YA Book of the Year

  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

  • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

  • A Booklist Editor’s Choice Book of the Year

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Year

  • Five starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyBooklistSchool Library Journal, BCCB, LMC, and a perfect 10 from Voya

  • A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year

  • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

  • A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year

  • Winner of the 2014 Bookbrowse Award for Best Young Adult Novel

  • A Kobo Best Book of the Year

  • A Bustle.com Best YA of the Year (#2)

  • #1 on Autumn 2014 Indie Next List

  • Optioned by Warner Brothers with Denise Di Novi and Allison Greenspan to produce

  • Debuted at #8 on New York Times Best Seller List

  • Taysha’s Reading List: Top Ten of the Year

  • One of Entertainment Weekly’s “five novels to watch out for” in 2014

  • Already licensed in 32 countries

  • One of Apple iBooks Ten Best Novels of September

  • One of Amazon’s Big Fall Books and Best Books of September (the Spotlight Pick of the month)

  • One of the The Hollywood Reporter‘s Fall’s 10 Buzziest Books

  • Goodreads top six Best Books of the Month

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

  • Junior Library Guild Selection

About the suggested projects

Told through twin views, projects will draw inspiration from stone and sand sculpture, drawings, paintings, and surfing.