I’m officially on Christmas break, and I couldn’t be happier! To get into the Christmas mood, I’m currently re-reading Let it Snow – and, of course, I’m taking advantage of the re-read to bring you a new review this month – but for now I’ll leave you with my opinion of The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. This was a buddy read (kinda 😂) with Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much, so don’t forget to check out her blog 😉
Title: The Sun is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Number of Pages: 348
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 received this book trough NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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I’m predicting this is going to be a short review: I loved this book, but I’ve found myself struggling with what to say about it.
This was the first book I read by Nicola Yoon and WHAT A START! I loved her writing and she organized her text in such an original way. I must say, I loved when she just introduced random characters (that turned out not to be random at all). She also added these chapters, not about characters, but about other details; there was this one named Hair: An African American History, and others similar, and we could learn so much through this! It was definitely a nice addition!
Our main characters, Daniel and Natasha, are everything I’d ask for to read about in my last (
but stressful) week of school: they’re funny, witty and sarcastic. Daniel sometimes pushed it a little bit too far, though. I found him quite annoying every time he mentioned he would make Natasha fall in love with him in one day. But besides that, he was fine. I just liked Natasha better. The plot was also very well-thought and used. However, it seemed too long for me, but I blame that on classes: this is the kind of book I’d have liked to read on a free day (and it’d have taken me one day to read as well).
“We’re trying to fit a lifetime into a day.”
I was so worried about the end of the book, but it made me really happy, not only about Natasha and Daniel, but also about the other character involved 😉 <spoiler> Irene’s story was really heartbreaking, but I was so glad about how things turned out for her! <end of spoiler>
This is the kind of book I’d recommend to everyone so that you can love it and learn a couple of things at the same time. But no, I’m not giving it 5 stars – I’ve decided to rate it as a 4-star-book for me, only because I didn’t enjoy the insta-love (that was predictable, and as I mentioned before, Daniel became quite annoying).
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Have you read The Sun is Also a Star? 🙂