Jandy Nelson is arguably one of the better kept secrets of the young adult world and her second novel is an exceptional piece of work. The prose alone will keep you hooked from the first page. I wanted to finish it in a day, but gave myself time to read this novel over several days, just so I could savor the beautiful writing. Told from the alternating perspectives of twins Noah and Jude, each sibling tells their respective side of both their falling out and their family's disintegration from different time periods (Noah's viewpoint takes place in the past, Jude's the present), when eventually the two stories connect. This novel will break your heart and put it back together in a way you didn't expect. I'll Give You the Sun is a wonderful novel that is easily one of my favorite books of 2014.— STAFF PICKS BY HEATHER H.