Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon | Review

28763485Title: The Sun Is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Source: Publisher for Review
Edition: eARC

Natasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and fact. 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 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?

**Thank you so much to the publisher for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!**

 I had heard of Everything, Everything because of all the rave reviews that it was getting. That's why I was extremely excited when I received the opportunity to read The Sun is Also a Star. How could I not accept that opportunity?!

The Sun is Also a Star follows Natasha and Daniel who are two very different people. Natasha found out that she is being deported in less than 24 hours. She originally moved to America without becoming an American immigrant because her father had moved there to try to make a living in New York City. His plan was to become a famous actor though that kind of fell through. Now her whole family is gonna have to go back to Jamaica unless Natasha can stop that from happening.

Daniel's family is from Asia and his parents have special plans for him. Since his older brother, Charles, recently had to leave Harvard, the stress levels are even higher. They plan on him going to Yale which is only the second best school according to them. He has to become a doctor even though his true passion lies in English and writing poetry. 

One day, the two of them cross paths and nothing is ever the same.

I loved how unique both Natasha and Daniel were. Natasha's true passion lied in music while Daniel wanted to be a poet. It was pretty awesome because I love music and writing too, so I had connections with each of them separately. 

One cool thing about this book is that it actually takes place over a span of 24 hours. You literally get to see Daniel and Natasha meet and slowly fall in love. The chapters are also pretty awesome. There are alternating perspectives but every once in a while there are chapters that suddenly switch perspectives to a bystander or even just include pages of information pertaining to what's being talked about in either Natasha or Daniel's perspective. It was just amazing. 

The writing in this novel was extremely beautiful as well. It was almost lyrical in a way and was kind of reminiscent to Lauren Oliver's in my opinion, which is pretty awesome because I love Oliver's writing style. I know for sure that I can add Nicola Yoon to my list of favorite authors now.