Title: The Sun Is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Publication Date: November 1st 2016
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Synopsis: 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?
This was one of the few contemporaries I can actually say I sort of enjoyed. This genre isn’t usually my favourite or the one I reach for the most but this particular book had various elements I do enjoy, such as multiple perspectives and diversity. Also, I loved the random chapters about random topics that all sort of related the story – I thought this was very unique and haven’t read a book that’s done this before.
However, I could only give it 3★ – which is definitely still good, but not one my favourites.