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Waiting on Wednesday: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Expected Release Date: 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.

(summary via Goodreads)

I loved Jandy Nelson’s debut, The Sky is Everywhere.  I started to get worried when years passed and she hadn’t followed it up with a sophomore effort.  Sometimes it happens, right?  Authors come out with a book and then disappear completely.  But with a book as critically acclaimed as Nelson’s debut, it seemed unlikely that she wouldn’t be offered a multi-book deal or that she wouldn’t have another story in her.  So I was thrilled when I discovered that she does indeed have another novel on the way.

And it’s coming out so soon! I can hardly wait!

What are you waiting on this week?


5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

  1. I’m still waiting for Harper Lee’s sophomore effort!
    No seriously your enthusiasm for I’ll Give You the Sun shines through in your post, I’ll bet September 16th can’t come round soon enough.

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