A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell. 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 novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing - often all at once.More
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A twice-over listen!
This was such a satisfying, enthralling story. I loved and empathised with the main characters, and found I really cared about what happened to them.
The complicated relationships, beautifully interwoven in the plot line, and the flawed but totally likeable characters. It explored the love, resentment, betrayal, guilt and remorse within the family in such heartbreaking colour. I loved this book.
I thought both were extremely well performed - the narration was perfect and very sensitively read. I'd find it hard to choose between the two,
Julia made Jude come to life in my mind, and I loved Jesse's thoughtful reading of Noah.
Yes. I listened to it over about three days, and immediately listened to it a second time as I loved it so much and didn't want to let it go.
I look forward to further books by Jandy.
Original, entralling and memorable
The story is just so good. An original and complex story of love and loves of every kind, and a story about art and expression. Carefully chosen and created characters weave in and through each other's lives with truth and lies, bringing surprises, tragedy and joy. All this and well read by two narrators (one for Noah, one for Jude) whose only real faults were the English accents - are they really that hard? ;) I'd recommend this book to anyone. A must read.
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