I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Published by Delacorte Press on November 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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Also by this author: Everything, Everything, Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet
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 Sun is Also a Star is a book that will have you feeling all the things. There’s hope, sadness, frustration. Seriously, all the things.
I adored both Natasha and Daniel. They are opposites in so many ways, but come to meet each other at just the right moment in their lives. Natasha is fighting to stay in America, and Daniel wants to be a dreamer. I love the way these tow meet. And I love their whole interaction. It’s as simple as fate. Literally…
I was happy that Daniel believed in fate and destiny, while Natasha doesn’t believe in love. She relies on science. The arguments they have to support their beliefs are fun and eye-opening. It gives you a peek into their minds and how they feel. They are also not perfect. They both know this, but being around each other seems to bring out their best selves.
This book takes place over a course of twelve hours. So it does seem like insta-love, but then again it doesn’t. So much happens in these hours that it feels like they’ve known each other forever, and have that level of comfort that couples that seem to have when they really know one another.
The end of this book is perfect in how it’s written the same way the rest of the book is, but I’m not going to lie, I want more.
Yoon’s writing is beautiful and will have you feeling everything the characters feel as well hit on some issues that are hard to tackle.