Location: FIC NEL
Genre: Contemporary Youth fiction. LGBGT
"A resplendent novel- Art and wonder fill each page" SLJ Review
"Structurally brilliant" Kirkus Reviews
" The heart doesn't listen to reason. It doesn't abide by laws or conventions or other people's expectations either. "
John Green fans this one is for you...
Its poetic, its witty, it artistic, its emotional, it has stunning metaphors, the writing is very creative . Miss Featonby and Miss Bichan- this one is definitely one for you.
“And why do English people sound smarter than the rest of us? Like they should be awarded the Nobel Prize for a simple greeting?”
At first, Jude and her twin brother are NoahandJude; inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them.
Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor.
The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world.
This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author ofThe Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.
Printz Award Winner
Stonewall Honor Book
“Or maybe a person is just made up of a lot of people,” I say. “Maybe we’re accumulating these new selves all the time.” Hauling them in as we make choices, good and bad, as we screw up, step up, lose our minds, find our minds, fall apart, fall in love, as we grieve, grow, retreat from the world, dive into the world, as we make things, as we break things.”