Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Today is a pivotal day for both Daniel and Natasha, however it goes for both of them will change the course of what comes next. Natasha's family is due to be deported to Jamaica at the end of the day unless she can find a way to stop the order. Daniel's on his way to an interview with a Yale alumni. Nailing it will be key to following the path to law school that his Korean parents are counting on him to follow.

When Daniel and Natasha have a chance meeting, Daniel is sure that fate has put her in his path. His poet's heart is immediately taken with her and he can't imagine just letting her fade back into the crowds of the bustling city.  Natasha, on the other hand, is a scientist by nature with no time for this boy, no matter how cute his ponytail and smile might be. But when their meetings in the city become later and the day stretches before them, the Universe seems to be giving them a chance to get to know each other.

As the two of them fill the hours before their appointments, the reader also gets insight into some of the people they run into that day (for example: a security guard, an immigration lawyer) as well as slices of their parents' stories and even some scientific explanations for things that happen along the way (for our scientist, Natasha). The pieces are woven together to expand the story out from just Daniel and Natasha.

Fans of love stories will not want to miss this is an incredibly romantic look at one critical day in the lives of two teens.

More to read:

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Up and Coming: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Up and Coming: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Up and Coming: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

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