Young Adult Book Review – The Sun Is Also A Star

The sun is also a star – Nicola Yoon

The story of a girl, a boy, and the universe

For a sweet story about love in the time of deportation, you should read Nicola Yoon’s second novel, The Sun Is Also A Star. Two teens begin their day in New York City on completely different pages. Daniel, a Korean American, is headed into Manhattan for an interview with a former Yale student, even though he’s convinced that following his parents’ desires of becoming a doctor is not what he really wants. Natasha, a Jamaican American, is headed into the city from Brooklyn in a final effort to counter the deportation of her family back to Jamaica.

“I know there’s no such thing as meant-to-be, and yet here I am wondering if maybe I’ve been wrong.”

Daniel is a romantic. Natasha is a science geek. When they run into each other, they can’t help but wonder if their views of the universe are completely wrong.

This narrative story conveys the events happening in each character’s lives and how the story all ties together.

This #1 New York Times Bestseller has been awarded for the 2016 National Book Award Finalist and the 2017 Printz Award which annually honours the best book written for teens.

Nicola Yoon, New York Times Bestselling Author of novels, Everything Everything, The Sun Is Also A Star – and latest novel, Instructions for Dancing – is one of my favourite authors because her novels are really intriguing and fun to read. This book is recommended for ages 16+, as it will bring up topics of romance, the world and emotions.


Guest review by Ashlyn Eksteen
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