6 February 2017

The Sun Is Also a Star - Review

Massively delayed review...

The Sun Is Also a Star

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?

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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: The Sun Is Also a Star provides a beautifully awkward and honest look at love, the universe and everything in between. 

I liked the mixed POVs and really felt as though they gave a heightened insight into what motivates the characters. Natasha and Daniel start as strangers but quickly become invested in each others lives. I laughed, cried and felt all the emotion along with them.

Nicola Yoon is very good at creating positive representations and racial diversity in her books. I really appreciated the portrayal of Natasha's Jamaican culture. Daniel's Korean-American representation works well, from his demanding parents to his confusing brother - I found Daniel particular interesting.

I'm going to add an ugly cry warning to this one. Oh the romance and drama! I'm usually pretty anti-instalove but I really wanted to be won over here. Do I believe in instant love? Probably not but I did like them and how Nicola Yoon tells their story.

3.5 Stars in my Sky!


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