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Genre: YA Contemporary
Rating: 5/5 Doughnuts
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 Nicola Yoon’s second novel. Her first novel, Everythin Everything, I really enjoyed but thought had some problematic aspects (check out our spoiler free and spoilery book/adaptation discussion). I had been hearing that many people enjoyed The Sun is Also a Star more than Everything Everything, so I went into this book with high hopes. Nicola Yoon did not disappoint! The story was so beautiful, relatable, eye-opening, creative, and just all around amazing!
One thing I truly love about Nicola Yoon’s stories is that you get to know her characters so well. I felt this way about Maddy in Everything Everything, and I certainly feel this way about Natasha and Daniel. Natasha and Daniel are both so different, but at the same time have a lot in common. I really enjoyed getting to know them and seeing how they fit into each other’s worlds. We get from the synopsis that there is a bit of insta-love in this book. However, this story takes place over the course of one day so it just seemed to work.
Nicola Yoon also did a great job incorporating other people’s perspectives into this book. As we get to see Natasha and Daniel’s story, we also get a glimpse into the lives of some people they interact with throughout the day. This was done so well, and added so much to the story. I also love the diversity in this book! The Sun is Also a Star has a very diverse cast, and discusses important topics that you typically do not see a lot in YA.
Overall, this was a very cute contemporary that also dealt with some pretty serious issues. This book took me on an emotional roller coaster! It made me think about love, life, and fate. I definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a great, diverse read!!
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