Have you ever come across a book that you’ll always remember forever and will hold dearly to your heart? Well, The Sun Is Also A Star is that book for me. The story was perfect as were the characters. I loved every page, this was a truly beautiful read. Read on for a spoiler free review..
Yoon tells the story of two teenagers who live in New York City set during the course of one day, they will meet each other and perhaps, fall in love.
Meet Daniel, a Korean-American boy who is on his way to an interview for Yale. He is in no way enthusiastic about going and is 100% sure that he does not want to become a doctor. His dream? To be a poet. Natasha is Jamaican but has lived in the US for most of her life, illegally. But her world is about to be turned upside down. Her and her family are to be deported back to Jamaica. To a country that she knows barely anything about.
Can I begin to point out what I really loved about this book? THE DIVERSITY. Our two main characters are not white (yippee!). As I read this book I began to learn more about their struggles, to learn what it means for someone that isn’t white living in America and the struggles that they have to face day-to-day. It was refreshing! Yoon wrote two amazing and complex characters with such intense backgrounds, this was a hard book to put down.
I have no negative thoughts on either character, I loved how romantic Daniel was and how very unromantic Natasha was. It seems opposites do attract in this story and I’m so glad it did!
I have read some reviews where the main criticism is the fact that the main story is set in one single day. I could see how this would bother people, yearning for more. But I loved it. It was unique. A risky move but it worked perfectly for me. I didn’t need more as I was overwhelmed towards the end. (YES I CRIED) The story had a good flow to it and it didn’t feel at all rushed. I was able to connect to Daniel and Natasha and learn more about them and others.
Another fun creative part of this book was Yoon writes about some of the people that Daniel and Natasha encounter during the day, family members and facts about the universe! It was interesting and gave a new perspective to the story.
This is the first book that I have read by Nicola Yoon and I am so excited to get stuck into more of her books!! If you’ve read this book, what are your thoughts on it?