by Jandy Nelson
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
When describing this book to others (which I’ve been doing a lot), I’ve described it as the sweetness and heartbreak of Eleanor and Park with the humor of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The story of twins Noah and Jude is told in alternating perspectives and time periods: Noah when they are 13 and a half and Jude when they are 16. They each have a love story and an artist’s story and a family story, but they each only have half the story and need each other to complete the story, to complete each other, to be set free from their burdens.
This book is so masterfully done with pulling all the strings together at the end and with such graceful, perfect descriptions of feelings. There’s love and death and divorce and heartbreak and it is amazing. Go read it. I already want to re-read it… but I’ll share.