Where do I even start? This book is so delicious, it’ll wrap around you and keep you wondering and knowing at the same time. It’s about NoahandJude, twins and it describes how they became Noah and Jude. The description in this book is beautiful. I could almost imagine that I was there living in Lost Cove too. I could almost imagine that Diana Sweetwine was my mother and the pain so vividly described was my own.
Noah and Jude are twins, a boy and a girl who love each other as much as they are jealous of each other. They are both artists but Noah is introverted and mostly paints in his head and is falling in love with the boy next door while Jude is extroverted, wears bright lipstick, has lots of friends and talks for both of them. Fast-forward few years later and something has happened to break their connection. It’s like they’ve switched personalities. Jude meets an interesting boy who she falls in love with and a man who will prove to become very important in both her and Noah’s past, present and future. It’s up to them to find a way to get back to each other before they are truly lost to each other and the world. The story is told from both Noah and Jude’s perspective. Noah describes the younger years while the older years are Jude’s story to tell.
I honestly loved this book, some parts made me cringe and some parts made me so happy, my heart almost exploded. One thing is for certain, when the book ended, I didn’t want it to end. I LOVED the way Noah imagined paintings in his head in intervals throughout the book. I hated the fact that they almost let Jealousy tear them apart. This book also shows that no matter how angry someone makes you, if you truly love them, you will always try to protect them. My favourite character was Grandma Sweetwine! The woman was such a hilarious ghost!
I also very much liked the idea of split aparts!! Split aparts are apparently two people who share one soul and when they find each other, fall deeply in love and become whole. At a point in the book, it was like Jude was living through Noah’s experiences to me and that made it even better. I loved this quote:
Meeting your soulmate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before – you will recognise the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of the drawers. You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.
Quick, make a wish. Take a (second or third or fourth) chance. Remake the world.
We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.
I loved this book! I highly recommend it to any and every one! Get The Book.
Author: Jandy Nelson
Publisher: Dial Books ( September, 2014)