Review

Review: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon.

“Some people exist in your life to make it better. Some people exist to make it worse.”

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Published: 1st November 2016
Pages: 344
Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐

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?

“Who are we if not a product of our parents and their histories?”

My Take
I have had my eyes on The Sun Is Also A Star since 2017 when it was all over bookstagram, but I didn’t get to read it until earlier this year. It was well worth the wait. I loved the book and enjoyed it all the more.
The book has diverse characters, with the a focus on the two main characters, Natasha and Daniel. Each brings out their different cultures and its really interesting to read how their story unfolds.

How far would you go for what you want? Brilliant and well written characters who show strength & resilience in fighting for what they want. I loved it.
The writing is easy, quick and humorous. The story is well told and written in such a way that evokes emotions in you. I laughed with Natasha and Daniel, minutes later I’m crying with them.

There are some parts of the book which are cheesy almost giving me second hand embarrassment but short of that it’s a good read.

The Sun Is Also A Star is a feel good book, cute & fluttery and one that will have you reading it in one sitting. I recommend.

Have you read this one? What did you think about it?

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