The Sun is Also a Star

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The Sun is Also a Star

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The Sun is Also a Star

Nicola Yoon

Hardcover
Publication Date: 11/01/2016
Themes: Multicultural (Jamaican, South Korean), Love, Immigration
Age: 12+

 

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?

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Reviews

"It is Natasha's last day in New York City, where she has lived for 10 years. Her family, living as undocumented immigrants in a small Brooklyn apartment, are being deported to Jamaica after her father's arrest for drunk driving. Natasha is scouring the city for a chance to stay in the United States legally. She wants the normal teen existence of her peers. Meanwhile, poetic Daniel is on his way to an interview as part of his application process to Yale. He is under great pressure to get in because his parents (who emigrated from South Korea) are adamant that he become a doctor. Events slowly conspire to bring the two leads together. When Daniel and Natasha finally meet, he falls in love immediately and convinces her to join him for the day. They tell their stories in alternating chapters. Additional voices are integrated into the book as characters interact with them. Both relatable and profound, the bittersweet ending conveys a sense of hopefulness that will resonate with teens. VERDICT This wistful love story will be adored by fans of Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park and by those who enjoyed the unique narrative structure of A.S. King's Please Ignore Vera Dietz." —Kristin Anderson, Columbus Metropolitan Library System, OH

"Oh gosh MY HEART. I loved this book. Between the characters and "everything happens for a reason" and fate and the little in chapters from other characters' points of view, being inside Natasha and Daniel's head... This right here is a treat. Although I really enjoyed Everything, Everything, I loved this book so much more. The topics that Natasha and Daniel talk about, the situations they go through, these are real issues for today's generation (and all of us quite frankly). This book doesn't hold back. It's gritty, romantic, and just about everything in between. I hope your heart is ready. Sometimes you read a line or a sentence in a book and you think, I was to remember those. These are good. Here are just two of the quotes that I saved:
"Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love it yourself. I like who I am with her."
"I think all the good parts of us are connected on some level. The part that shares the last double chocolate chip cookie or donates to charity or gives a dollar to a street musician or becomes a candy striper or cries at Apple commercials or says I love you or I forgive you. I think that's God. God is the connection of the very best parts of us." Please note this book is not religious. Both characters just talk about what they believe in, which makes this book even more relatable because they go over some really great topics & points of view." -Amanda Zirn, Bethany Beach Books

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About the Author

Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.

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