December 15, 2016
The Sun is Also a Star
"People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it." ~ pg. 58
Natasha is going to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This is the last day she has to find someone to help her. Her family are undocumented immigrants and being deported to Jamaica tonight. Natasha doesn't believe in fate, only science and facts. She is definitely not the googly-eyed girl who falls in love with a cute boy on a crowded New York City street.
Daniel is the good son. Unlike his failure of a brother, Daniel is a good student and lives up to his parents' expectations. He is on the fast track to become a professional; although, his dream is to be a poet. Daniel believes in destiny, the stars aligning just so, allowing him (an overachieving Korean) and Natasha (a Jamaican girl sporting a big afro) to meet. The Sun is Also a Star details the one (1) day these two random people experience together.
"We're trying to fit a lifetime into a day." ~ pg. 320
Every moment has brought us to this single moment. You logging onto the internet, accessing my website, clicking and reading this review. A million different paths could have brought you here. It is kind of awesome when you think about how fate in the universe works. The Sun is Also a Star helped me realize this.
Nicola Yoon done did it again! The Sun is Also a Star is so damn touching and way beyond the traditional bestselling YA novel. The story is unlikely to happen in real life yet it developed so naturally. It is easily one of the best books I have read in 2016.
Title: The Sun is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Published: November 2016