I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Available At: Electronic, Air Academy, Aspen Valley (HS), DCC (HS), Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart, Timberview

Categories: Cursing, LGBTQ+, Sexual

Description: Teenage twins switch personalities and grow apart after the death of their mother.

YA Label?: Sometimes

Notes: This book contains alternate sexualities; sexual activities; sexual nudity; profanity; alcohol use.

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Page 18: “When I realize- I have a hard-on, a supernaturally hard hard-on, and it’s jammed into Zephyr’s stomach.”

Page 60: “…talking about the party we went to the previous night, where I’d sat on his lap and drank the first beer of my life. I’d just turned fourteen. He was almost four years older than me.”

Page 147: “Noah, he says in that bone-melting way and my hands are in Heather’s hair, and I’m pressing my body against hers hard, drawing her closer to me, pushing my tongue deep inside her mouth…”

Page 294: “Guys do that. They do. Whole baseball teams do it. Circle jerks, that’s what it’s called, you know?”

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