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?
First, can I say how thoroughly gorgeous this cover is? Just look at it! I’ve actually just finished reading The Sun Is Also A Star after accidentally clearing my day for it. I had only planned to take a five minute break and get back to what I was doing, but I simply could not put this book down.
The story is set in New York City. I know it’s strange, given that I’m from Upstate New York, but I’ve never been to the City. I could, however, perfectly envision everything about it through the characters’ experience with the locations. The presentation of the world was flawless, allowing me to immerse myself in it while the story continued flowing uninterrupted.
The characters were so beautifully portrayed that their hopes, dreams, and fears are your hopes, dreams, and fears. Given that the bulk of this story takes place in a single day, I feel like it’s fitting that I read it in about half a day. I feel like as Natasha and Daniel got to know each other and themselves, I got to know them.
Obviously, I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I kept setting it down because I didn’t want to finish it. I didn’t want it to be over. But time and time again, my desire to know what happens next and how does it end won. The ending is just as beautiful as the rest of the story deserves. This novel is absolutely stunning, but I can’t expect anything less from Nicola Yoon.
Overall, I rate The Sun Is Also A Star 5 out of 5 bookworms.
For more information about Nicola Yoon and her work, visit her website.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for this honest review.
Have you read The Sun Is Also A Star? What did you think of it? What would you recommend to someone who enjoyed this book?