The Sun is also a Star is the second novel by New York Times Best-Selling author Nicola Yoon.
About The Author
Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason.
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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?
After Reading Everything, Everything (See Review) I knew that I was going to fall in love with this book and I was not wrong! Nicola Yoon has most defiantly become one of my go to authors in the sense I will gladly and gratefully read anything that she writes. SHE SLAYS MY SOUL. But I never realised just how quickly I would fall in love with The Sun is also a Star as its quick pace and immediately loveable characters Natasha and Daniel made the story extremely engaging.
I loved Nicola’s format and style of writing in this book and the chapters of information on subjects from ‘the universe’ were honestly one of my favourite things about the book. They provided extra insight and in some places deepened the plot of the story as well as giving a backstory.
I have never personally been affected by immigration, deportation or anything of the sort so I was not able to relate to Natasha in that sense which did worry me when entering the book but Natasha’s love for Nirvana and Kurt Cobain immediately resonated with me as I LOVE Nirvana- in particular the album Nevermind which I own on vinyl. I also fell in love with Daniel in the sense I found him very much like myself as he is a dreamer, and wears his heart openly on his sleeve which despite having its perks can also be a bad thing.
However most importantly can we talk about how this book is set in freaking NEW YORK CITY which has become one of my favourite places EVER since I visited for a month exactly a year ago today (how apt). I love how Nicola used the city to explore the grand difference in-between the lives of the two characters. I also loved the terminology like ‘blocks’ to describe distance which is very different from that which I use in England but maybe thats just the brit in me geeking out.
If you have read Everything, Everything – READ THIS BOOK.
If you have not read Everything, Everything – 1. Why?! 2. READ IT. 3. THEN READ THIS BOOK.
for a story fit for the stars 5/5⭐️