Book Review: The Sun is Also a Star By Nicola Yoon

ths sun is also a star book review blog nicola yoon ya novelDescription from Amazon:

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?

My Review:

This YA book about Natasha, a Jamaican girl, meeting Daniel, a Korean boy, on the day she is to be deported from America was cleverly written. This is a very diverse book that touches on the struggles of undocumented immigrants and mixed-race relationships. Though the subjects are heavy, this was a fun, light, romantic read. I loved the way Yoon would give us little snippets of random character’s lives that Natasha and Daniel had brief interactions with and the way she weaved in explanations of various scientific subjects

Favorite Quotes:

“Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it’s difficult to imagine that everyone else isn’t feeling it too.”

“I wonder if she realizes how passionate she is about not being passionate.”

4 out of 5 Stars

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