Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love with yourself.Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star
Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Everything, Everything comes another #1 New York Times bestseller The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon.
This novel features Natasha, a young girl that believes in science, not fate. It also features Daniel, a young boy that believes in fate and the universe. When they “accidently” meet on a crowded New York City street, the one thing on Natasha’s mind is her family, who are about to be deported to Jamaica. The one thing on Daniel’s mind is fate has something extraordinary in store for both of them. A novel filled with romance, humor, and how the universe can lead you down unexpected paths.
This novel is filled with belief that the universe can lead you to unexpected people, places, and stir up your life in ways you never thought possible. Throughout the novel, as a firm believer in the universe myself, I instantly fell in love with the story. It was more than just a teen romance with hints of humor; it was also about racial discrimination and empowering yourself. I found that to be a nice touch and a great addition to the story. It wasn’t thrown in there. It was placed with care and flowed throughout the story.
The writing flowed nicely, no errors that I could see, and is told in alternating points of view between Natasha and Daniel. The voice of the two characters really shine through in this novel. You can tell the author took time to understand the language of teenagers and you can easily tell who is speaking when the two characters interact with one another. The characters themselves are well developed as Natasha goes from someone who does not believe in fate, to someone who might believe in it a little bit. Each of the characters in this story has a meaning and I found that to be really interesting as they all are connected to one another.
If you enjoyed Everything, Everything, you would enjoy The Sun is Also a Star, a romance novel that will make even the most skeptical of people believe in the universe.
Recommended for those who are a fan of Nicola Yoon or want to read a story of “accidental” love.
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