The Sun Is Also A Star

The Sun Is Also A Star

eBook - 2016
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon is back with her second book, and just like Everything, Everything, it's an instant classic with a love story that's just as intense as Maddy and Olly's--get ready for Natasha and Daniel.This book is inspired by Big History (to learn about one thing, you have to learn about everything). In The Sun is Also a Star, to understand the characters and their love story, we must know everything around them and everything that came before them that has affected who they are and what they experience. Two teens--Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, whose family is here illegally from Jamaica--cross paths in New York City on an eventful day in their lives--Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale alum, Natasha is meeting with a lawyer to try and prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica--and fall in love.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, Doubleday Canada,, 2016
ISBN: 9780385683692
0385683693
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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hsunseri
May 18, 2019

4.10

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susan_findlay
Apr 10, 2019

I really liked the concept of this book, and the author did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. That said, I feel like it needed an editor.

Admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of the current trend of multiple narrators - but I understand and accept why it was necessary to bounce back and forth between Daniel's and Natasha's perspectives. I was fine with that; the story flowed nicely back and forth between those two. I don't agree that it was either necessary or helpful to also have chapters from the perspectives of random tertiary characters - the waitress at the Korean restaurant, Natasha's lawyer's secretary, the security guard for Natasha's lawyer's building. (The last one admittedly had a plot-related purpose, but I thought the book would have been better without the epilogue anyway...)

With that out of the way, this was a thoughtful telling of a variety of immigrant experiences. The writing itself was lovely, and the characters were nuanced. I appreciated that the romance between Daniel and Natasha was not the only important relationship in the book. The relationships between both characters with their families were also showcased.

I enjoyed this book. I just would have enjoyed it more if it was trimmed down a little.

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MaryDP
Apr 04, 2019

Very entertaining and beautifully written story. I love the way Yoon adds interesting information interspersed between the chapters and background information on minor characters. I also love the way she weaves threads between the characters and their effects on each other’s lives. I thought it was all tied up very well in the end.... great ending to a great story!

VaughanPLShelly Mar 21, 2019

Soon to be a major motion picture, this book (from the author of Everything Everything) was super cute! I think teens who are looking for a compelling romance would like this one. Be warned that there are some insta love elements but the book is still compelling enough that it shouldn't be too much of an annoyance.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 16, 2019

This book made my heart so happy!

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zoeythekat
Jan 23, 2019

This book is absolutely phenomenal. I particularly liked the way the novel would take a moment or two to delve into the lives of background characters, showing how lives intertwine and impact one another.

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strangerthings17
Jan 17, 2019

Amazing story that shows love but also current problems people face here.

OPL_MichelleC Jan 16, 2019

Beautiful story of love and coincidence and life throwing itself at you.

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SHOTeen
Dec 22, 2018

All the swoons. From a chance meeting in NYC, to knowing they just have a few hours together before they part. Daniel seems to fall for Natasha instantly, while Natasha is all about facts and doesn't think love at first sight is possible. They should both be focused on their impending futures, but they take time to hit pause with one another for a few hours and turn into an incredible romance.

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Nov 28, 2018

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shayshortt
Feb 14, 2017

Observable Fact: You should never take long shots. Better to study the odds and take the probable shot. However, if the long shot is your only shot, then you have to take it.

ArapahoeLaura Aug 05, 2016

“I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.”

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Feb 14, 2017

Natasha is an undocumented Jamaican immigrant who has been in the United States since she was eight years old, and today is her last day in New York. Tonight, she and her family have to get on a plane and go back to Jamaica, all thanks to her father’s DUI. But Natasha is desperate to stay, to graduate high school, to go to college. Everything—her life, her future, almost all of her memories—is here. Daniel is the second son of hard-working South Korean immigrants. Today, he must put on his suit, cut his long hair, and put aside his dreams of being a poet. Today, he has an admissions interview for Yale University, where his parents expect him to study to become a doctor. When Natasha and Daniel’s paths cross, their romance is destined to end almost as soon as it begins. How much can you love in a single day?

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