Here I go again being the black sheep with a very popular and very loved story. I struggled with this one. I struggled to get through it because I had no idea what was going on and it made no sense to me.
“Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude 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 dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. 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 novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.”
I opted to include the Goodreads synopsis of this book because I could not tell you what it was about on my own. I know what it is supposed to be about but this story just did not make sense to me. The writing style did not appeal to me at all. I felt as if I was reading a full book of artistic metaphors. sigh It was just bloody confusing. The alternating POVs did not help anything. Noah talked in all metaphors and Jude was mad obsessive about unnecessary things.
I did not care for Jude or Noah, nor did I care what happened to them. They both were droaning on and most of the chapters were uncomfortable. I almost DNFd when Jude was in art class and had a realization that she had to carve in marble/stone and she wouldn’t rest until someone agreed to teach her how to carve in marble/stone. Are you serious?! Give me a break.
I’m not sure there is much more I can say about this book. The revel at the end was rather anticlimactic and kind of blah. It simply added to my overall feeling of being disappointed.