– Young Adult /Contemporary – Nicola Yoon – Corgi ( Penguin Random House) – The Sun is also a Star –
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 is a great book. Nicola Yoon possesses the capability of bringing warm to your heart. Everything, Everything and The Sun is also a Star are different and similar in some ways. Both books have a hard and sad side but also, both books have a big dose of realism and sweet feelings.
This time, the two main characters are Natasha ( Jamaican girl) and Daniel (Korean boy) living in America. Natasha’s world is falling apart and she will be deported in 24 hours. That day, by accident, she met Daniel. Daniel’s facing one of the most important decisions of his life: to follow your dreams or to follow your parents wishes. What happens when two unstable worlds crash? For the answer, I totally recommend you to read this book.
This book brings you a lot of actual themes but you won’t read it in a slow and hard to follow way. The book is a light reading and so, you will find love, religion, family, immigration and the second generation, politics or dreams inside. The characters are well defined and are easy to connect with them.
Natasha has lots of walls around her and she sees life through the facts. On the other hand, Daniel sees life through a dreamer’s eyes. I find very interesting the way both justify to each other how they perceive destiny, love or god. How they think there is a point of non-return but how they manage and go back to each other. I did not expect the way the book ends and in some way I feel is a bit incomplete. That been said, I did enjoy the story and the writing style. I really really enjoyed this book and I totally recommend you to read it.
Lots of love,