The Sun is Also a Star by: Nicola Yoon
♡344 pages ♡ Published by Delacorte Press ♡ Categorized as Young Adult fiction ♡
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?
Thank you to my cousin Mackayla for giving me this amazing book!
Can we all take a second to just appreciate the title of this book? If that isn’t enough to get you to want to read this book than maybe this review will!
When I have mentioned a brief summary of The Sun is Also a Star to my friends they have all looked at me like I’m crazy and they always ask, “they fall in love in 12 hours?” and the answer is yes.
While the book is primarily around the romance (or lack thereof it) between Daniel and Natasha, what really stuck out to me in this book was the poetic way Nicola Yoon wrote it, and the crazy way it related to reality.
In most books, even young adult books, you read it and maybe enjoy it, but never does it scream THIS IS REALITY! In the Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon pulls out every last string of emotion that can be found within you. Nicola Yoon writes about stress and love and everywhere in between.
This book, while maybe could be considered romance is truly about the dreamers and the non-believers. Which we all have within us. We all have a Natasha, who solely relies on facts and what you can see. And we all have a Daniel, a part of us that aches to believe in all good and that fate can have something extraordinary in line for us!
“I know there’s no such thing as meant-to-be, and yet here I am wondering if maybe I’ve been wrong.” ~page 103
The Sun is Also a Star is a very fast read, but don’t let that deceive you into believing that there isn’t much to be learned. While I did not finish the book in one sitting, as many readers have, I found each event as devastating, and every life lesson and question as over whelming.
I’ve read so many books in my life, and I can’t say I have a favorite but The Sun is Also a Star would be one of my top choices because of how you just want to devour and soak in every last piece of this book.
The characters, plot, and meaning within this book are all perfect in my heart, and I wouldn’t leave anything less than a glowing review for this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone out their who is asking any questions.
Much love to you all! Kenzie!