Review: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Posted November 2, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Review: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola YoonThe Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Published by Corgi Children’s on November 1, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 348
Format: E-Arc, Paperback
Source: Netgalley, Own Copy
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A story of a girl, a boy, and the universe
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?

The Sun is Also a Star was so much better than Everything, Everything

What I loved was that this was set on one day. As it flicks between Natasha and Daniel in narrative easily.  But was also great was when a secondary character was introduced or a particular phenomenon there was a side note or brief history. Which was great as it allowed the reader to gain a greater understanding of what led up to this day.

Natasha and Daniel were both funny, flawed and fully-developed characters, who instantly felt like I’d known forever, like familiar friends. Natasha was more a realist, believing more in science rather than fate, whereas Daniel was more optimistic, believing in great love and that things are meant to be.

This is a witty, clever, thoughtful read, and it is a book that I wished I could have read as a 16 year old. It was gorgeous and pretty perfect  as it covered not only insta-love but also about life and taking chances and taking risks instead of letting life flow by.

The Sun is also a Star will have you rooting until the very end.  A moving, incredible and gorgeous read,  this is one of favourite reads of 2016.

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