The Sun is Also a Star By: Nicola Yoon (Reviewed by Rochelle)

About Book:

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

The #1 New York Times Bestseller
A National Book Award Finalist
A 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor Book

Beautifully crafted.”–People Magazine

“A book that is very much about the many factors that affect falling in love, as much as it is about the very act itself . . . fans of Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, will find much to love—if not, more—in what is easily an even stronger follow up.” —Entertainment Weekly

Transcends the limits of YA as a human story about falling in love and seeking out our futures.” —

NominationsNational Book Award for Young People’s Literature,

Goodreads Choice Awards Best Young Adult Fiction

About Author:

Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason.

  • 384 pages
  • Publisher:Delacorte Press
  • November 1, 2016
  • Genres: Fiction, Romance Novel

My Review:

This was a nice little book with a sweet story. A great book for a simple escape.

Lots of chapters. Lots of SHORT chapters. I LOVE SHORT CHAPTERS! I needed a book with short chapters since I am currently reading (or have recently read) some books with loooooooog chapters.

I enjoyed this as much as Everything Everything. Looks like I can continue to count on Yoon for a simple getaway.

This book deals with two main characters Natasha and her family are undocumented immigrants; they’re being deported from the US in twelve hours, so she’s headed to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services building hoping to find a way to stay in America.

Daniel is on the precipice of the prestigious future his parents have lined up for him whether he likes it or not, and he’s on his way to a college admission interview with a Yale alum. When Natasha and Daniel meet for the first time in New York City, their paths align and their futures – once certain – spiral into infinite possible outcomes.

This book is for everyone. For dreamers and disbelievers. For lovers and those who have given up hope. It is a book that shows us the challenges that some face that we might never know and most of all, sometimes being able to follow our dreams or needing to accept our reality.

I enjoyed this book and will look forward to the movie that they are working on and will continue to look for more books from this author.

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