Book: The Sun is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance
ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
No, I don’t think this book was better than Everything, Everything.
I love Nicola’s writing, and this book was beautifully written. However, for me, the story was unrealistic. While this book did have somethings that I really liked, the “I love you even though I met you less than 24 hours ago” part was so stupid and annoying for my taste.
“Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love with yourself.”
I have to say I loved how diverse the characters are in this book. Well, I think you guys know how diverse Nicola’s characters always are.
Natasha is from Jamaica, and she’s doing everything she can so her family won’t end up deported. While walking in New York City she meets this cute guy who’s a good boy and has always been the perfect son. He is a hopeless romantic who believes in destiny, but Natasha believes in science and facts. I think that’s why I really loved Natasha. Every single time Daniel tried to talk about destiny and how she’s going to love him, Natasha’s reaction was like “you’re full of
shit” and I’m just like that. However, I liked how brave Daniel was. Being brave enough to say this is what I want and this is what I want to pursue takes a lot of courage, and I admired Daniel for that.
It was sad to read about Natasha’s story. We all know that deportation is something that’s happening every single day, and it’s even more sad to know that some kids stay in the United States alone while her parents are being deported. I think that was the best and saddest part of this book because it makes conscience to readers out there who don’t even know what’s happening around them. That is why I would recommend this book to everyone.
“Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it’s difficult to imagine that everyone else isn’t feeling it too.”
As I said, the romance was unrealistic and I saw the ending coming since I started reading it. I must say that the ending was kind of cute, but not the rest of the story. While it’s a fun and quick read that a lot of people have enjoyed, I don’t see myself picking this book for a re-read.
This story wasn’t for me, but if you like cheesy romantic stories I totally recommend this book to all of you. I still love Nicola Yoon’s writing, and I will read every book she writes in the future.
If you want to read my review for her other book ‘Everything, Everything’ you can click here.
I hope you all enjoy this. Thank you so much for reading.
Until next time, xoxo.