Review : 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. 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? 

I tried really hard to love the book as much as everybody seems to like it. I did enjoy some part of it, but for me, it wasn’t thaaaaaat amazing. Overall, the story was okay. I’m really not a big fan of insta-love, which this book is all about, i didn’t know that going in. if i did, i’d probably not have picked it up in the first place. The ending left me “meh” but i don’t want to say more. As for the characters, i think Daniel was great. I like him and his dreamer mind. But i had such a hard time connecting to Natasha. It’s not that i hated her, she’s just not my kind of person. I did enjoy the diversity, it was nice to see a couple made of an korean-american boy and a Jamaican girl. Nicola Yoon’s writing is beautiful, i absolutely loved it and i’m very interested in reading Everything, Everything before the movie comes out. 

The Sun is Also a Star : 3.5/5


2 thoughts on “Review : The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

  1. readwithg says:

    I’ve been putting off reading this book for awhile… I never seem to enjoy the books everyone is always hyped up over. The cover is damn near amazing, tho. Those colors! Great review.

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