Review: The Sun Is Also a Star

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Title: The Sun Is Also a Sun
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte
Source: Purchased
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

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?

Review:

This book is another amazing story from Nicola Yoon! I read Everything Everything last year, and I didn’t think this one could top that, but I loved it!

Nicola Yoon is an awesome storyteller. Natasha and Daniel tell their stories in the first person. The narrative alternates between them, and sometimes the universe chimes in as well. The stakes in the story are high, because Natasha is being deported at the end of the day. They will only have this one day together unless Natasha can find a way to stay in the country.

I really liked when the universe, or other characters chimed in. Things that were happening around Daniel and Natasha were sometimes described in detail between their narratives. For example, the thoughts going through the head of the security woman at a building show that she is struggling and wants to kill herself. Another time, when a man almost hits Natasha with his car, we see a glimpse of his story. These parts show that you never know what someone else is going through, or the reason they treat you a certain way. You may thing they are rude, but they have their own struggles which are worse than what happens in that moment.

This is an amazing book, and very fast paced. I will be recommending it to everyone!

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