I’ll Give You the Sun

by

Jandy Nelson

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The Invisible Museum

Noah Sweetwine’s “invisible museum” represents his desire to make sense of the world around him. The “museum” is a mental space inside his mind where he composes paintings and drawings that reflect the world around…

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Grandma Sweetwine’s Bible and Aphorisms

Just as Noah has the invisible museum, Jude Sweetwine, too, has a coping mechanism which allows her to see the world on her own terms: her deceased grandmother’s “bible” of superstition, lore, and wisdom. With…

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Rock-Paper-Scissors

At the start of the novel, as Noah describes his intensely close relationship with his twin sister Jude, he notes that the two of them have such a strong emotional link that they can’t…

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