The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Published by Delacorte Press on November 1st 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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?
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Carl Sagan said that if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon is a stand out contemporary about a boy and girl who fall in love the day she is to be deported and all ways the universe tries to bring them together.
There is so many good things I want to say about The Sun is Also a Star. I guess we can start with what we see first, the gorgeous cover! The colors and the typography are just perfect. The design element fits so well with the overall message of the story as well. Seeing all those threads weaving into each other shows you all the endless possible decisions that we can make in our lives.
The plot is very linear. Natasha is being deported from America because of a mistake her father has made. She tried everything in her power to stop or delay this from happening. Daniel has the most important interview of his life that day, but he doesn’t believe that it’s his calling. Over the course of that one day, Daniel and Natasha meet and fall in love. It has a great message that depending on the decisions we make, we can greatly impact our lives in more ways then one.
It’s hard not to like Natasha and Daniel. Natasha believes in facts and science, while Daniel believes in love and emotion. You would think that these two polarizing personalities wouldn’t get along, but I thought it made for the perfect pair! As the story progresses you can’t help but care for these characters and fight for them to be together in the end!
Nicola Yoon knows how to tell a good story. Her writing is both factual and romantic. She makes everything her characters do and say believable like she is really 17 years old herself. I like contemporaries that are easy to read and enjoyable too. Yoon does exactly that and more!
The feels you get from The Sun is Also a Star are through the roof. It will have you laughing, tearing up, and annoyed with frustration (only because you care so much for Natasha and Daniel). One of the best contemporaries I have read in while!
Guys, I know this is taboo and is mostly disliked in the book community, but there is insta-love to the highest potential in this one. But before you go casting judgement, Yoon does an amazing job at making you fall in love with her insta-love. That is all I have to say.
I didn’t think Yoon could top her first YA contemporary, Everything Everything, but she knocks it out of the park with this one! Let me know what you guys thought of The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon! I would love to hear your opinions as well!
Until next time,
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.
Everything, Everything is her first novel.