Review: The Sun Is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon


Title:  The Sun Is Also a Star

Series?: No, standalone novel.

Author: Nicola Yoon

Pages: 384 pages

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Genre: Yound Adult Contemporary/Romance.

What is it about?

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 opinion:


“Hope is the thing with feathers. I understand croncretely what that means now. Something inside my chest wants to fly out, wants to sing and laugh and dance with relief.”

I have to say I wasn’t the biggest fan of the autor last book but when I read the sypnosis of this I thought it was original and interesting so why not? It’s been a while since a contemporary made me feel many emotions. I laughed, cried, wanted to cover my face from cuteness<3. YEAH, I DO THAT WHEN I’M READING CUTE SCENES.

It makes me happy that we have a YA book with topics like inmigration, I mean I haven’t heard of a YA book about that. You know inmigration has been a serious topic lately so read about a girl which for her America is her home and being ripped away from it made me so emotional.

“It’s hard trying to hold on to a place that doesn’t want you. But Daniel does want me. I feel it in the way he holds me tight.”

Even though Natasha and Daniel are completely opposite they have chemistry. Nathasha is realistic, she doesn’t believe in miracles, she thinks everything is related to science. While Daniel is a hopeless romantic. He likes to write poems and sees the world with a lot of faith. I like both characters. Daniel made me swoon! MY PRECIOUS.

“The truth is, despite the fact that I don’t believe in miracles, I was hoping for one.”

I really like the way the book is written. I highlighted every word of it. It has different point of views, for example POV’S from other characters that as the book progresses, most of those characters have something in common with the other ones. (you’ll understand while you’re reading it.) There’s a few chapters about love, faith, science that makes the book dymanic. They’re short though, at some point I wasn’t liking the idea of making those chapters but I end up liking them.

Since Natasha is Jamaican and Daniel is Korean American, we see how it’s like to deal with negative comments as racism but the book focuses on other stuff. It also talks about the family, forgiveness and make your own decisions. It might be not a perfect book but ALL THE EMOTIONS IT GAVE ME. When a book makes me feel emotions it’s something good. I think this is going to be one of my favorite books of 2016.

 I’m not telling you nothing else about the book. I finished it a few days ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. I can’t believe how many things can happen in just one day (all the plot is developed in one day.) It really got me. I’m planning to reread again once I get a finished copy.

If you want to read it go ahead it’s a fast-paced, page-turning book. I really I hope you enjoy it :).

What are you thoughts about it?

Remember the book comes out this November 1st!



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