Ali here ~
Title: The Sun Is Also A Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Release Date: July 7, 2018
Genres: YA Contemporary Romance
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?
*****What I Loved About This Book*****
- Quick snappy chapters
- Characters you connect with immediately
- I was drawn into Natasha & Daniel’s stories immediately
- It made me want to stop and chat with security guards that have me removing everything from my pockets
- I enjoyed the tidbits on the side characters that didn’t seem relevant to the story at first
- I love that it showed how we all affect each other; everyone is relevant
- Daniel and Natasha are quirky
- I love Daniel’s persistant pursuit of Natasha despite her lack of encouragement
- I love that Daniel is the hopeless romantic while Natasha is the one that doesn’t believe in love – the role reversal
- Love at first sight for him
- I love that I can sooooo relate to this story – my hubs was only 14 when we met and it was love at first sight for him; he had to convince me
- He’s an Asian American & she’s Jamaican
- It deals with real immigration issues on a personal level
- She’s a total science geek
- This book teaches you to look beyond a person’s actions to the reasons behind them
- This book is great for teens and their parents to read to help them better understand where they’re coming from – both sides
- the beautiful poem
- The awesome quotes:
“What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me scientifically?”
I am a scholar compiling the Book of Natasha.
I wonder if she realizes how passionate she is about not being passionate.
…all the seconds matter…
So are you wondering if there was anything I didn’t like? There is. The ending, or near the ending anyway. But, I’m not going to be specific and give anything away. Don’t take that as a warning that this doesn’t end well either. Or, that I didn’t think this book was absolutely amazing!
Have you read The Sun Is Also A Star? Did you love it, too? If not, what didn’t you like about it? I by no means think we have to all have the same opinions. That would be boring!