Jude and Noah are twins and have always been very close, to the point where they seem able to communicate without words, reading each other’s minds. During the summer when they are thirteen, things are changing. Getting ready to apply to a creative arts high school, Noah is elated, while Jude is less so. Noah is falling madly in love with the boy next door, while desperately trying to appear normal so no one finds out his secret, growing even more introverted, expressing himself only through his impressionistic art. Jude starts acting even more extroverted, wearing more makeup, dressing in skimpy outfits and hanging out with older boys who take her surfing or cliff-diving. The twins remain close until the day their mother appears to prefer Noah’s artistic contributions to Jude’s and something in their relationship fractures.
This book was very critically acclaimed and I liked it to. My full review can be found here.