Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Spoiler-Free)
I read this book in a day. Ironic because it takes place in one day. Yes, the whole story takes place in a span of 24 hours and I loved every second of it. I put down Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor because I needed a break from that world and wanted to read a contemporary. This was not what I was expecting. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon is a masterpiece, and I found it to be even better than Everything, Everything, which I LOVED as well. There are rumors that it is going to be a movie too, and I sure hope it does!
"'Stars are important,' I say, laughing. "'Sure, but why not more poems about the sun? The sun is also a star, and it's our most important one. That alone should be worth a poem or two.'" -Nicola Yoon (The Sun is Also a Star)
Natasha and her family are illegal immigrants from Jamaica. Daniel and his family are legal immigrants from South Korea. Daniel sees a pretty girl walking through the streets of New York City and decides to fall in love with her. There are only two problems: 1) Natasha doesn't believe in love, and 2) She is being deported tonight.
On this day they meet, either by fate or random chance, and that is for them to figure out.
Song I was reminded of while reading: belong