The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Mini Book Review

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  • Pages: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: November 3rd, 2016
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens
  • Genre: Young Adult Romance
  • My Rating: 3.5/5

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon follows one day in the life of two strangers who meet and fall for each other. It’s Natasha’s last day in New York City as her family is being sent back to Jamaica for being undocumented immigrants. She’s desperately trying to find a solution. Daniel has strict Korean parents and he has a college interview for Yale. He’s being forced to become a doctor but all he wants to do is write poetry.

I would give the author points for creating a plot that keeps you hooked. Some coincidences were too convenient and predictable but it was still an enjoyable plotline. The chapters were too short as the perspectives switched very frequently and I wasn’t a huge fan of that. Some of the writing was way too cheesy for my taste. Daniel and Natasha had such opposite outlooks on life that I wonder if such two people would really fall in love. I appreciate the representation of Korean and Jamaican cultures in the book and I enjoyed learning a little about both of them. There were many moments that made me emotional and I underlined many lines that hit hard, especially ones about the characters’ relationships with their families. I would love to pick up another book by Nicola Yoon as I could feel from this book that she writes insightfully and from real-world experiences. Overall, I did enjoy reading The Sun Is Also A Star. It’s not very different from other YA teen romance books but it’s a good book nonetheless.

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