Review: I’ll Give You The Sun – Jandy Nelson

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Twins Jude and Noah come from an artistic family, Noah draws and Jude makes sculptures. The two are inseparable until their mother starts to favors one child’s art over the others, a rivalry grows between them. Then a tragedy in the family drives them even further apart.

I really enjoyed this book. It was one that I couldn’t put down. I loved how the book was told from the perspectives of the twins in alternating chapters, and that each twins point of view was set at a different time.

I really liked the characters in this novel, especially Noah. I enjoyed reading about how he saw the world through his art.

The design of the book was fantastic as well. It really conveyed the importance of art throughout the novel.

I adored this novel and I would recommend this fantastic book to lovers of John Green and Rainbow Rowell.


Review: All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

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Theodore Finch constantly considers killing himself but is always put off by small things. Violet Markey counts down until graduation, trying to get over the death of her sister. The two meet on the ledge of a bell tower at school, where they save each other. When they pair up for a project, they learn more than information about their state.

All The Bright Places is an emotional and honest novel about teenagers who do their best to save each other from the problems in their lives.

I really enjoyed this novel. The characters were original and unpredictable, even background characters are not always as they seem. I loved the manner in which the relationship between Finch and Violet grew.

This novel is perfect for lovers of John Green and Rainbow Rowell.

Review: It’s About Love – Steven Camden

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It’s About Love is the second novel from London base author Steven Camden. This novel follows the story of Luke, a teenager from the rough part of the city who goes to college at the other site. Here he meets Leia, a girl who’s in the same film studies course as him. It’s About Love follows the growth of their relationship.

However, romantic love is not the only love that this novel is about. It’s about familial love and loyalty, both to family and friends. The novel is more than a romance, it hits at issues that are very topical and real.

This novel far exceeded my expectations, as I had expected a simple romance plot. I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the characters of Luke and Leia, how they were so different and from different backgrounds, yet their common love of film partnered with their creativity and motivation brings them together.

The plotline following Luke’s brother, Marc, is teased out throughout the novel, not giving the complete details of the story until near the end of the novel. I loved this, as it gave a sense of mystery and suspense.

Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. I would recommend this novel to teen readers who enjoy deeply moving and honest novels.