Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

the-sun-is-also-a-starTitle: The Sun is Also a Star

Author: Nicola Yoon

Pages: 384 Pages

Publisher: Penguin

The Blurb

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?

The Review

Having read (an loved) Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, I was really excited to read her new novel The Sun is Also a Star and boy did Nicola Yoon deliver.

The Sun is Also a Star is a story of fate, science, aligning stars and opportunities. It is a book version of Sliding Doors.

Natasha and Daniel meet in bizarre circumstances and their life seems destined to intertwine. There are a few problems on the way. Natasha doesn’t believe in fate and Daniel doesn’t realise that he only has a few hours left with a girl that he has fell in love with at first sight.

Whilst The Sun is Also a Star is a book about first love and destiny it is also about real life issues that are still scarily relevant such as illegal immigrants and racial family values. It is these deeper issues that make The Sun is Also a Star much more than just a silly romance story. They reveal the dark times in which we live and how they impact on people in ways that you can’t even imagine possible.

What makes The Sun is Also a Star even more special is the little life interludes of the supporting cast. When you read it, you will see what I mean.

If possible, Nicola Yoons follow-up novel is even better than her debut, Everything Everything but you should read them both.

Read my review of Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon here.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon is available now.

For more information regarding Nicola Yoon (@NicolaYoon) please visit www.NicolaYoon.com.

For more information regarding Penguin Books (@PenguinUKBooks) please visit www.penguin.co.uk.

4-stars

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