is a Beatles song. I'll Give You the Sun is a book. A long book. I read it because of the Printz buzz around it. I actually bought the MP3 CD because it wasn't available at the time as a download. The thing is, on a CD you can't speed up the playback... and at first, that was okay!
This is a very engaging book. It is told from two POVs, twins, a brother and a sister. Art factors big-time in the book as does sexuality. I really liked this book, but I feel like the editors did it a disservice by not editing more. It just went on a bit too long. Way too long for me, but for the normal person, probably just a bit too long. I don't see this as winning the Printz and I can't see a lot of readers sticking with it. I had broken up with so many books recently, that I felt I had to finish it. But in the end it went on so long that I found myself not caring what happened to the characters, and that is a shame.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.