Review: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Posted December 19, 2016 by Emily in Review / 2 Comments

Review: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola YoonThe Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Published by Delacorte Press on November 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: the publisher
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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?

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was an amazing book. I went into it apprehensively because Everything, Everything ended up rubbing me the wrong way. I picked this up at ALA over the summer and wish I would have read it sooner.

My favorite parts:

The interracial relationship aspect was just what I was looking for! We need more of this type of diversity in the book world. As someone who has dated interracially, I enjoy reading about people in the same situations. It was realistic and not all roses and sunshine. I also really loved that the characters were the same race/nationality as the author and her husband. 🙂

The mix in traditional gender roles was awesome. Instead of the female being poetic and romantic, she was practical and believed firmly in science. Meanwhile, he was an aspiring poet who wasn’t afraid of the thought of love at first sight and fate. It was a nice change of pace compared to the norm.

I appreciated the reality of the ending and the feel good epilogue. Some people may like harsh realities, but I’m a sucker for a feel-good book and this hit the spot.

Overall, I rated this 5 out of 5 stars! I couldn’t get enough!





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