The Sun is Also a Star: Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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 book. I loved everything, everything about it. It is so utterly beautiful and touching and unique. It’s so wonderfully written with so much voice, such brilliant use of point of view, and I’m so in love with the characters, all of them, even the ones we only see from their point of view for 1 page.

If you haven’t seen the video of how they made the cover for this, please check it out:

It’s as beautiful and breathtaking as the book itself!

I hugged this book to my chest multiple times while reading. I savored each chapter, rationing them one at a time because I couldn’t bear for the book to end. It lifted my spirits every time and swept me away on some tough days.

The stakes are high and there’s an undercurrent of tension throughout the storyline, yet it also was a beautiful love story on which I floated. I loved the contrast between practical Natasha and romantic Daniel, and how they began to rub off on each other in subtle ways. I loved how authentic and fleshed out Daniel’s Asian heritage was; so much of it rang true to me and my experience. I loved how each character had their own motivations, own relevant backstory, yet everyone was tied together in intricate ways.

Even though I fell in love with my husband quickly and knew very early on that he was my person, I tend to be wary of love-at-first-sight books. This one is done welleven though they have chemistry right off the bat, their relationship develops through the day, and is so believable.

I loved the ending. I didn’t know how I wanted it to end and it wasn’t until I finished the last word that I realized, yes, this is how it should end.

I am such a Nicola Yoon fan. Everything, Everything is on my shelf and I can’t wait to dive in. She’s definitely an author I’ll be buying automatically in the future. This book was one of my favorites!

If you decide to pick this one up (and I really encourage you to!), I hope you love it as much as I did.


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