The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


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.

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 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?

I feel like I am an outsider when it comes to Nicola Yoon. I love her as a person (from what I've learned on Twitter) and I love that she is bringing diversity to the YA genre. But her books just...never quite work for me.

I enjoyed this, but I didn't love it. I did like it more than Everything, Everything, so that makes me happy. And loved Daniel and Natasha--they were wonderfully crafted. I loved Natasha's cynical, science brain and Daniel's hopeful and hopelessly romantic spirit.

But it took me over a month to read. I couldn't get into it. The coincidental nature of the book felt forced and it was instalove galore. I liked the little side chapters that were from random people's POVs, but sometimes I was like "IS THIS OVER YET?" because it caused some dragging.

Overall, I liked it, I just wish I liked it more.

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