The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola YoonThe Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also A Star

byNicola Yoon

Hardcover | November 1, 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.
NICOLA YOON is the author of the instant New York Times #1 bestseller, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Visit NicolaYoon.com and follow @NicolaYoon on Twitter. The author lives in Los Angeles, ...
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Title:The Sun Is Also A StarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.54 × 5.93 × 1.2 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385683685

ISBN - 13:9780385683685

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! So personal and SO spot on!!
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved, loved, loved this! Great style of writing. Had amazing character development and a detailed story line. I fell in love with the characters. The ending leaves you more than satisfied
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a great read This book had me very interested from start to finish.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such an inspiring and interesting read, simply could not put it down! Great job!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from !! I picked this book up because I loved Nicola Yoon's book "Everything, Everything" I liked the side perspective of minor characters, and the little facts Yoon added in. Plus the ending made my heart so happy
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from kind of disappointing loved the authors detail in scenery and character but the plot was dull
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok a very good read.interesting storyline
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This was an interesting read full of life lessons learned through experiencing a terrible loss. Reading this provides insight into the grieving mind along with strategies to support someone experiencing los
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for everyone ! It was a great book, the story is quirky and so are the characters it kind of throws you off a bit but then pulls you in at certain points. I am not sure if I would recommend it to just about anyone.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny Yet Sweet When I first started reading this book I was unsure because Nicola Yoons writing style was so unique and new. Although the further I got into the book the more I came to appreciate it and appreciate the fresh writing style. This book came with tons of twists and turns that I did not expect and it's hard to keep in mind that this book takes place over only about 48hrs.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Highly recommend even if you don't normally read fantasy
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from #plumpoints picked it up at my local library and I found it enjoyable
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice short read Enjoyable, but nothing really stands out about it over time.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED THIS BOOK was it perfect? no. did I still find it perfect? yes. I just loved the plot line even though it was pretty cliche and a typical contemporary, but I chose to overlook it and enjoy it for what it was
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Aight Yeah, the story was pretty good. The characters were nice and quirky, unique and interesting. This story was just not that memorable. You basically read it once, take it apart a bit with "critical reading" (thanks @ english class) and get the gist of the whole "fate" idea, but all in all it was just not that memorable for me. This is an enjoyable read though.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from yes quite insightful and overall enjoyable.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this! The Sun Is Also A Star deserves a billion beautiful stars. It was a wonderful contemporary novel that was so adorable, sad at times and very thought provoking. Starting with the plot, the story actually takes place over 12 hours but I liked that the story didn’t feel very rushed and everything took its own time to develop. The story was so beautiful and even though it was a YA contemporary, it was a very thought provoking book. It is also a rather quick read and you’ll find yourself flying through the story. Another thing I loved about the novel was that we got to see how the characters impacted different people that they meet. We got POVs from their parents which gave us more background of the family dynamics. It’s just so wonderful to see how these two characters could impact the lives of people so much within those 12 hours. I also really loved the family aspects. Even though none of the families are perfect, they still learn acceptance and they grow together throughout the book. Overall, I'm very impressed with this story. I'm still shook by that ending, and I can't even believe it ended like that. Knowing this story is personal to her because she is a woman of colour who is married to a Korean makes it even better. We need more diverse books like this in YA (and in general). I just really like books that make me think about life and force me to consider things I never thought about before
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL TIME FAVE OF THE SUMMER I LOOOOOOVE THIS BOOK. I can't put it into words but this book is so amazing. I read it in one sitting and I want to read it again and again. It's a great summer read and I 100% recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite book This book was just too farfetched for me. I really like Nicola Yoon's writing style so I'll probably read more of her books and hope for a better story line.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Really amazing book! Cute and sweet. I really enjoyed how Nicola Yoon incorporated some science aspects as well from Natasha's POV. I'm really excited to read Everything, Everything now! Hopefully Yoon comes out with more novels in the future
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Realest (is that a word?) book I've read this year Both characters were likable, quirky, and different. They were like polar opposites but they still worked. The writing style was different than a regular 1st or 3rd POV. It switched between the two main characters and a narrator. One thing that I LOVED about the narration was that the main story would pause to give insight to insignificant characters in the background. It really makes you wonder if everything happens for a reason, and if just on tiny tiny thing went in the opposite direction, the outcome would come out dramatically different.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adorable. Read Everything, Everything and loved it so much I just had to buy this one and I loved it just the same. Nicola is an excellent author!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Adventure I loved the obstacles the characters faced in this book. I enjoyed the romance and the diversity of the characters.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good a good read, emotionally-charged
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a great summer read Such great writing style; will find other books by this author because of this novel!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good! I loved everything about The Sun Is Also A Star, it’s so well written and I love the characters. I highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! Now I've read both books by Nicola Yoon, and I can say that I enjoyed The Sun Is Also A Star better. They were both similar in the way that they were sweet and had unique stories, but the different format in this book was what made it excel over the other. It is still written in the traditional alternating POV, but there's also these small "chapters" where you get a small history on things such as "hair" or "fate." Also, there were parts where minor characters gave insight on the events happening in the story. This made the story much better in my opinion because you can see how they perceive the world or why they acted in a certain way. You should definitely pick up this book!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it! this book was so sweet and nice to read on a hot summer day.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quirky heart-warming story This book is told from two different points of views and follows the theme of fate and meant-to-be. I absolutely loved it, especially the moral. Recommend it!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book! I love Nicola Yoon's writing, so after I read "Everything, Everything" I went to chapters to buy any thing else that had her name on it. I just think her style of writing is so new and refreshing, and I personally haven't ever read anything like it before. She does a great job with this book!
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was so romantic and beautiful, slightly unrealistic though, but still so, so good. You won't regret this book.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant and Adorale Story The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon is romantic, adorable, with a perfect balance of heart-wrenching moments. I practically devoured this read and finished it in 2 days. Within the first 20 pages of this novel, I knew I was reading something special. Natasha and Daniel are funny, flawed, fully-developed characters who you'll instantly fall in love with. Their love story is anything but simple, and you will root for them until the very last page. The narration is 100% individual and so unique, as not only do we have Natasha and Daniel's perspective, but we have mini chapters from a wide variety of characters. We have character's share stories from the past and side characters we will never hear from again. We got to know their personal lives and they had their histories explained. Every character had a purpose, and a story to tell; they weren't just spectators in Natasha and Daniel's story. These little stories are significant and I really appreciated the insight we get into how Daniel and Natasha's story changes peoples lives in so many ways. It was really well executed. There is just something about the way this novel is written that allows Natasha and Daniel's relationship to develop so deeply within such a short period of time without being ridiculous. Is it unrealistic at some points? Absolutely. But I think their story was very well written and entirely special. Natasha and Daniel complimented each other very well. Natasha is independent, confident in her mindset, and totally practical. Daniel is a quirky, very open-minded, and a total dreamer. There is something about their personalities that are polar opposites that bounce off each other in a perfect balance. Even the way they somewhat clash at times feels very true and natural. They have a fiery dynamic full of chemistry and I absolutely loved them together. It was also very interesting to see the fusion of these two cultures: Jamaican and South Korean. Their ethnicity plays a huge role in the story, and it all came across very authentically. I think it was especially interesting to see two different stories of children who respond differently to parents who grew up in different countries. The combination of these two cultures created an interesting dynamic in itself. My favourite thing about this story was the ending, which is especially interesting because it's not directly from Natasha's or Daniel's POV. Its definitely one of those endings that leaves at a point for growth, for development, and for hope. It brought the story together in a way that stayed true to the unique nature of the entire book. I actually prefer this ending than the one from Nicola's other book, Everything Everything. I definitely loved The Sun is Also a Star. Although it isn't entirely realistic, but this novel does have a lot of aspects that is very relevant and relatable to many people in today's world. I recommend this novel especially if you loved her other book Everything Everything.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay... I bought this after reading Everything, Everything and was a little disappointed. Some parts were more interesting than others, and the plot was very cool, but the book itself wasn't a fast read for me.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved this, the characters were so quirky! another amazing book by nicola yoon
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Is this real life? Does this kind of thing actually happen in real life? The book is cute, fast read, but it just seems so far fetched. I did enjoy it better than everything everything
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring Read Splendid piece of writing.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMBW I am a huge fan of AMBW, so I decided to read it and I loved the book
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book I loved some parts and disliked others. It's still a good read , great during a summer trip
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this! A must-read for everyone. Such a beautiful book.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh. I'll be honest. I got this after reading Everything, Everything. And was let down. I loved the other book. This one fell flat in comparison. So very flat. Good story. Decent. But not in love with it. And not overly impressed.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it #plumrewards. What a gripping drama and romantic tale for the ages
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Must read this amazing book!
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute love story If you love a good quick read with a cute love story, this book is for you. Really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were amazing and would love to read a sequel !
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read Cute story, it will keep you entertained.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has flaws but good overall A good book, I liked the events. However, there was a weird jumping from the characters being realistic to the characters being completely unrealistic. One minute, they are rational and another, they believe things that no way could be true. In the end, it seems that Yoon favoured the irrational side more. That being said, I did enjoy reading the book. I don't pick up young adult often so it was a bit of a nice change. The occasional perspective of minor passing characters was interesting.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute, Meaningful Ending Someone recommended me this book, saying it will 'change my life'... It's very good, but was a little too hyped up for me. Nicola Yoon does a great job with her storie. Parts of the characters are relatable... some not so much. Sometimes I did find Daniel a little exasperating, but other times I love him. I dunno, I've got mixed feelings about it, but despite this, I think the story itself is cute and beautifully written
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I couldn't finish this book I read the first 80 pages or so and then I had to put it down. Things were moving so slowly, and I wasn't interested in watching a romance blossom at a turtle's pace between two characters, especially because this book is 300 pages long. I found Daniel's voice incredibly irritating with the constant parentheses and self-deprecation. I feel like the author was trying to write in a modern or edgy voice, and it just ended up sounding annoying. I thought the Universe's perspective (at least that's what I thought it was) was very poorly executed. There was no explanation about this voice, and I would've been completely lost if I hadn't read the inside of the dust jacket before beginning to read the book. You should never leave your readers confused like that.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply loved everything about this novel I loved everything about this novel: the characters, the story, the settings, all of everything from it, It's a must read
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly really good! I found myself really loving this book. Everything baout it: the characters, the plotline, the dialogue were interesting as well as was written in a soft and interesting point of view. Highly recommend if you love YA Contemporary with a unique twist.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG Nicola Yoon has done it again!! I finished this book in a day and I was insanely addicted to it as I could not put this book down. After reading Everything Everything I did not think anything could top that BUT THIS DID! Nicola made romance seem thrilling exciting and unforgettable in this amazing novel with 2 intertwined teenagers that bring out all the emotions in the reader. This book made me laugh, cry and experience love through the well written out characters, plot, and overall development. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Book! This is such a sweet heartfelt book and while I found myself agreeing with Natasha's opinions on love, I was rooting for Daniel the whole way.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love It I love how the book is written, very down to earth.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! This book is a colorful image of what its like to be in love.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes "intalove" believable It plays with the idea of "instalove" but keeps it realistic and enjoyable and makes you rethink the importance of each day. It was also written very nicely
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I bought this book for my best-friend. After reading it she recommended me to also read this book. The story-line is amazing and i would absolutely recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Nicola Yoon is such an amazing writer and it really shows through for this book. I'm glad she decided to write on this topic because it's something you don't find very often in a YA book. Very well written and very enjoyable. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Really great book..couldn't put it down
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This is a really good book. Couldn't stop reading.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth reading Not as good as Everything, Everything, but still worth the read. I loved the book, but was not impressed by the ending..
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I loved everything about this book. After Everything, Everything, it's a great addition. It's setting, it's interesting characters, it's unique plot. The writing was great in addition. I loved reading this. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes me rethink the value of a day One day. Most won't consider just one day significant in the course of their life, but for Natasha and Daniel, in less than 24 hours, they lived a life time together. On the day she and her family are to be deported, Natasha embarks on a last ditch effort to have the order rescinded. That same day, Daniel sets out to attend an interview that will determine whether he will attend Yale. A chance meeting between the two leads them on an odessey. I was captivated by this tale. It looked as though it was going to follow a particular path, but author Nicola Yoon thew in a couple of twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. I listened to the unabridged audio book 8 hours 5 minutes. Read by Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, and Dominic Hoffman. At first I was a bit put off by the different accents and particularly by the narrator. After leaving fit for a week I started listening once again and the second time, it clicked and I couldn't stop listening. The final chapters I listened to as I was driving to work, and it found me whipping away tears that didn't want to stop. I'm sure I had red eyes as I started my shift. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from #plumreview Really in my eyes Nicola Yoon can do no wrong. I did like everything everything better than this book but it was still good
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I really thought I would enjoy this booked, based off Nicola Yoon's other novels. I was very disappointed, i wasn't drawn in as well as the others. I did finish the book hoping to have a better reaction by the ending but it was just... mediocre.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from sounds kinda complicated it sounds like these people both live complicated lives. why can't most books just have normal people who live normal lives they just have complicated things happen to them
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book this is definitely worth reading
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute! I loved, loved, loved this book! Definately worth reading!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome. I love that this story is told in dual points of view. What makes this story awesome is that both of the main characters are not white. It's about a topic that needs to be talked about. It's definitely worth reading.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Absolutely one of my favourite books ever. The plot was beautiful, the characters complex, the writing amazing. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked this Very good book. I enjoyed it from first to last word
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! A beautiful story. Fast paced and will break your heart and then put it back together
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good YA A whirlwind of a day. Hopeful, cheesy, predictable and sweet - everything a good YA book should be.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yess so much love for this damn book <3
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from finally such an inspirational book
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good! I great read. Fun, funny, and heartwarming
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new fave Love this more than everything everything, it's so good and heartfelt and intricate
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Colourful Read! I love that Nichola Yoon writes about ethnic characters! That a girl with a poofy afro, strong legs, with a quirky headstrong personality (and sexy) is the protagonist. That a boy with a asian background, long pony tail and good grades is the eye candy. She does a great job and shaping these characters and making them one of a kind. Though I wasn't as in love with the story line as I was with "Everything, Everything", "The Sun Is Also A Star" is an important and loveable story for the age we are in. Nichola Yoon is 2 for 2 with me, so i'll definitely be following her work and career.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this!!! If you like romantic comedies, this is for you. If you like romantic tragedies, this is for you. If you like interesting and beautifully written stories, this book IS for YOU! If you hate cute stories, this book is not for you. I loved this book, but I won't judge you if you didn't... well, I would, a little. It's diverse and wonderful!!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching This book was amazing just from the start. I'vebeen touhed my the content of this text
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable! A lovely YA contemporary by Nicola Yoon. I was very excited to get my hands on a copy of this book. I mean, look at that gorgeous cover! But beyond the coverlust contains a beautiful story of two teenagers, Natsaha and Daniel, that happen to fall in love in the span of a day. I know what some of you may be thinking: it's not possible to fall in love in a day! Trust me when I say I'm not usually a fan of insta-love, seeing that I find it unrealistic to a certain extent. However, Nicola Yoon happens to write their one-day romance in a way that leaves readers satisfied with its mostly realistic aspects. Also, can I just say that I'm so unbelievably happy that Yoon's love interests were POC? 'The Sun is Also a Star' is the perfect read for you if you're looking for a cute YA contemporary romance that discusses and deals with important subject matters that are timely in today's society (ex. deportation, stereotypes, pressure to do as expected of parents, society, ect).
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even Better Than Everything, Everything! I read an ARC of this a month before it came out and I was completely blown away! The little histories between Nat and Daniel's respective views gives the story so much more meaning. I loved it!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different in all aspects.....and I loved it! First, this book is eerily fitting to the times we are living in at the moment following the inauguration. I won't get into that but I had no idea what this book was about prior to picking it up and it gave me more of an idea of what some families are currently going through. Additionally, I not only love the writing style in this novel but I love the layout. Too often in stories when multiple character perspectives are introduced, I can get lost and disconnected/disinterested in the story. Yet with this novel, I find the brief introductions of characters in the background beneficial to the story. It shows how everyone can be connected even if neither party knows the connection. To me, this book is a mixture of being extremely unrealistic and very realistic. Instead of just enjoying this fictional novel, sometimes I got caught on that aspect. I kept thinking, 'How has all of this happened in ONE day?' but then at the same time I was thinking, 'One day can change the rest of your life'. Overall, I think not only was the story incredibly unique but so was the layout and style of the writing. I would recommend this book to others because it was a different story. It wasn't the same generic teen romance repackaged and I really enjoyed it. I definitely will keep my eyes out for what Nicola Yoon publishes next because I have enjoyed what she has written so far!
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ What an amazing book. This fast paced book had me laughing and crying. It's amazing to read a book with a main character I can so closely connect with! This is not your average contemporary love story. Nicola Yoon touches on topics such as immigration, mixed race relationships and family. It was a lot deeper than Everything Everything but if were a fan of her first novel I would definitely recommend everyone picking this one up too! #DiverseReads
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love Love! I could not help but love this one! This is one of the most heartwarming YA contemporaries that I have ever read, and funnily enough, I wasn't expecting to be a huge fan. I was aware that this book involved two teenagers who meet one day and "fall in love," so I thought that it was going to be extremely insta-lovey. Even though insta-love is definitely present in this book (it only takes place over the course of one day), it did not turn me off and I couldn't help but root for these two adorable teens! The writing style of this novel was captivating, and definitely contributed its higher rating, despite the instalove aspect. I loved how we got brief snippets into the lives of the minor characters surrounding our duo, little science tibits here and there, and glimpses into the future, which was not always so bright. I'm honestly considering rating this book 5 teacups, however intensity of this daylong romance was a little hard to buy at times. That being said, I swooned like a schoolgirl when reading about the incredible day these two were having together :) I would definitely recommend this book to YA lovers and readers of cute contemporary romances. Despite my disinterest in Yoon's other book, Everything Everything, I may have to pick it up and see what it's about because The Sun is Also a Star was amazing! I happily devoured every bit of this novel and it's certainly one of my favourite books of this year. This book and its characters are so layered and wonderful that I feel like this review is not doing it justice at all! Please, just pick this one up and I promise you won't regret it :)
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing such a sweet book! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG This book was amazing. I got an advanced copy from bookcon and it was great. Not as good as Everything, Everything that was a piece of art. But still, it's good.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great writing and loveable characters I really enjoyed the plot and the characters were absolutely adorable. However I did find it a bit insta-lovey, way too predictable, a bit unrealistic. But still a great contemporary novel that targets important issues related to immigration and following your passions.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from nope when they say it is an instant classic. make sure there is a return policy
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Writing, Terrible Ending I got this book from my boyfriend for Christmas because I absolutely love romantic books. I completely fell in love with both main characters and read the entire book in about 5 hours, but the ending was terribly unsatisfying. Still, the rest of the book sort of makes up for that cliché.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute This book was cute, but underwhelming. I has so excited to read it and it just didn't meet my expectations. It wasn't a bad book, but it didn't excite me. I grew to like it more as I got closer to the end, and was surprised to be happy with the ending. Definitely not a favourite, but not a completely miss either.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light read For the most part the book tells of Natasha and Daniel's story, but from time to time it deviates to other characters, some supporting and some who appear for a brief moment but whose presence nonetheless drives a crucial plot thread. Other times it focuses on a concept, scientific or otherwise, that is mentioned. Overall a good book!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow! I bought this without knowing what it was about, it turned out to be such a good book!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not For Me I got a generous 70 pages in and could not finish the book. The little side stories and the main story's VERY slow pace are what did me in. While I peeked at the end to find out what happens, I didn't feel like I missed anything by not reading the "in-between".
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice story This was a nice read, easy and fast to get through. Interesting to have most of it take place in a day.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Great read. Very worth the while
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing great read would totally recommend
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Great story line and I loved the characters!
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Story This was a great YA contemporary, it was also a pretty quick read. The characters were easy to love and the story was beautifully written. I absolutely recommend it
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick read A whirlwind of a day. Hopeful, cheesy, predictable and sweet - everything a good YA book should be.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant there were some very well written parts in this book. this book is special in that not only does yoon write about the two main characters, but theres also focus on how their actions impact others and i think the way it was written was just really beautiful. having everything weaved together like this takes skill to do it well and it was done SO well. i didnt think i would cry - because i usually dont, or at least the book would have to really hit home in order for that to happen - but i teared up at the ending. fantastic novel.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grab a box of tissues, this will give you all the feels Favourite Quote: “It’s not up to you to help other people fit you into a box” Thoughts: It only took a few chapters of The Sun Is Also A Star to enchant me and I fell head over heels for both of the main characters with all their beautiful quirks and imperfections. This is a truly incredible story about life and love and self discovery, I would recommend to everyone. The cover is dazzling, and once you start to read the story you realize the design is representing the threads of people’s lives tangled and intertwined. Genius. The two main characters are Natasha, who likes facts and objective thinking, and Daniel who is a romantic and a poet. Two very different people whose worlds collide in a series of unlikely ways. The story takes place over one incredible day, and both the dreamer and the realist are changed forever. The chapters are mostly from Daniel’s or Natasha’s point of view. However, there are smaller chapters from minor characters and also chapters that provide essential pieces of information. These extra people and pieces might not seem relevant but you come to realize they are all a part of the threads bound to our main characters lives. As you read on you discover that all the characters are entwined and their smallest actions affect one another. Think back to the cover art! I thought it was one of the neatest parts of this book. We meet our two characters on a day that is most critical in both of their lives; love is the last thing either of them is expecting. Daniel is trying to decide what his future will look like, caught between the desire to please his parents or follow his own path. Natasha on the other hand knows exactly what she wants, but her family’s deportation is standing in the way of that. Twists of fate bring them together and Natasha, reluctant at first, agrees to spend time with Daniel. Together they explore the city and Daniel tries to convince her that sometimes love happens regardless of reason or logic. I really enjoyed that there was a little role reversal; usually the girl is the romantic and the boy is all business. The banter between these two was on point! They made me laugh but they also put their foot in it from time to time and that made the story all the more real and relatable. Reading about their journey through the city, the complexities of family and falling in love was so beautiful. Probably the best love story I have honestly ever read. The Sun Is Also A Star will give you all the feels. All the warm, fuzzy, please pass me the tissue box feels and you will love every second of it. I enjoyed Everything Everything earlier this year and now, after reading her second book I consider Nicola Yoon to be an auto-buy author.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice book This was a nice light read. Interesting writing style. It was a good story.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slow at the Beginning Chose this because of the gorgeous cover, and it hard to get into but I liked it by the end.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nixe gorgeous cover and a very interesting concept
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! As good as Everything Everything, if not even better!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Underwhelming I really enjoyed Everything, Everything and was hoping to love this one as well. However, it was very underwhelming! I did not connect with or care about the characters; they were very one dimensional and stuck in their bubble of a world. The topics they cover, other than love, are very serious, which made it that much more disappointing. I'm in my mid-twenties so I think that maybe this book is better suited to a younger audience. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good I can't lie, I only purchased this for the beautiful cover but I am so glad I did! I love this young adult genre and it was a really nice read.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic YA Contemporary I am always skeptical of YA Contemporary novels, even more so now that I am an adult. The plots and characters are always so recycles. I read Nicola Yoon's first novel, "Everything, Everything" and it blew me away. I knew I had to check out her latest book, and it did not disappoint. Nothing recycled or worn-out with these characters and plot-line. I have never read a book like this and I couldn't put it down. As a white Canadian girl who is simply just Canadian (no hyphenation,) I've never been able to empathize with people who carry two cultures and/or are a racial minority. I found this book to be not only highly original, but also very educational. You don't have to be Asian or black or an immigrant to connect with Natasha and Daniel and desperately hope that it will all work out for them as a couple and as individuals. This is a must-read for sure! It is appropriate for both adults and a younger YA/tween audience.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes. Ever since Nicola Yoon's last novel, Everything Everything, I have been anxiously awaiting another. I got this one the day after it was released and I read it in just a couple of hours. It's great! She captures topics in such a way that leaves you envious of her writing skills and angry that she doesn't have any more novels available for you to read! It's YA, but I would recommend it to anyone looking for a short, impossibly romantic love story, littered with reality checks.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really nice really pretty cover and a good concept for a book
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Lyrical I specifically asked for this novel as an ARC. I had recently read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and I absolutely loved it. The Sun is also a Star is absolutely beautiful. Natasha and Daniel are two individuals, who are, in my opinion, completely meant-to-be, but Natasha doesn’t believe in love and she isn’t in the proper state of mind anyhow. Her family is being deported, so she really doesn’t care much to fall in love with someone she won’t be able to see tomorrow. However, stars align and these two individuals are brought together. This novel just goes to show how small the world actually is. People are connected in so many different ways. The way Yoon writes her characters is absolutely beautiful. The conversations that Daniel and Natasha have are very deep and profound. It reminded me a bit of the movie Before We Go. Some things are meant to be. Maybe you were late because you were supposed to take another route to work, which led you to meet someone who you ended up helping, or who ended up helping you. It makes you believe in love and have faith that some things are just meant-to-be. When I got to the last page I got goosebumps. Yoon really knows what she is doing. I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sweet, Quirky, and Down-to-Earth Written in the same sweet, quirky, down-to-earth fashion as “Everything, Everything”, Nicola Yoon delivers another compelling romance for YA readers. Daniel and Natasha aren’t meant to be…except that they are. Even while every circumstance of their lives conspire to keep them apart, fate (as Daniel would believe it) and coincidence (Natasha) keep bringing them together. Nicola Yoon excels at capturing the feelings of first love and I absolutely love the way that she portrays the family dynamics of the characters and the intricacies of their own respective cultural upbringings. My greatest complaints with the book are that it moved too fast (although I know it was intentional, I found the plot too overwhelming to fit in a day) and it was a little too heavy on the fluff at times for my taste. Still, another great novel by Nicola Yoon and one it seems is based on her own personal experiences.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG This book was amazing. I got an advanced copy from bookcon and it was great. Not as good as Everything, Everything that was a piece of art. But still, it's good.
Date published: 2016-06-09

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DanielLocal Teen Accepts Destiny, Agrees to become Doctor, Stereotype     It's Charlie's fault that my summer (and now fall) has been one absurd headline after another. Charles Jae Won Bae, aka Charlie, my older brother, firstborn son of a firstborn son, surprised my parents (and all their friends, and the entire gossiping Korean community of Flushing, New York) by getting kicked out of Harvard University (Best School, my mother said, when his acceptance letter arrived). Now he's been kicked out of Best School, and all summer my mom frowns and doesn't quite believe and doesn't quite understand.    Why you grades so bad? They kick you out? Why they kick you out? Why not make you stay and study more?    My dad says, Not kick out. Require to withdraw. Not same as kick out.    Charlie grumbles: It's just temporary. Two semesters only.   Under this unholy barrage of my parents’ confusion and shame and disappointment, even I almost feel bad for Charlie. Almost. NatashaMy mom says it’s time for me to give up now, and that what I'm doing is futile. She's upset, so her accent is thicker than usual, and every statement is a question.    “You no think is time for you to give up now, ‘Tasha? You no think that what you doing is futile?   She draws out the first syllable of futile for a second too long. My dad doesn't say anything. He's mute with anger or impotence. I'm never sure which. His frown is so deep and so complete that it’s hard to imagine his face with another expression. If this were even just a few months ago, I’d be sad to see him like this, but now I don’t really care. He’s the reason we’re all in this mess.   Peter, my nine-year-old brother, is the only one of us happy with this turn of events. Right now, he's packing his suitcase and playing “No Woman, No Cry” by Bob Marley. “Old-school packing music,” he called it.   Despite the fact that he was born here in America, Peter says he wants to live in Jamaica. He’s always been pretty shy and has a hard time making friends. I think he imagines that Jamaica will be a paradise and that, somehow, things will be better for him there.   The four of us are in the living room of our one-bedroom apartment. The living room doubles as a bedroom, and Peter and I share it. It has two small sofa beds that we pull out at night, and a bright blue curtain down the middle for privacy. Right now the curtain is pulled aside so that you can see both our halves at once.    It’s pretty easy to guess which one of us wants to leave and which wants to stay. My side still looks lived-in. My books are on my small IKEA shelf. My favorite picture of me and my best friend, Bev, is still sitting on my desk. We’re wearing safety goggles and sexy-pouting at the camera in physics lab. The safety goggles were my idea. The sexy-pouting was hers. I haven’t removed a single item of clothing from my dresser. I haven’t even taken down my NASA star map poster. It’s huge—actually eight posters that I taped together—and shows all the major stars, constellations, and sections of the Milky Way visible from the Northern Hemisphere. It even has instructions on how to find Polaris and navigate your way by stars in case you get lost. The poster tubes that I bought for packing it are leaning unopened against the wall.    On Peter’s side, virtually all the surfaces are bare, most of his possessions already packed away into boxes and suitcases.   My mom is right, of course—what I'm doing is futile. Still, I grab my headphones, my physics textbook, and some comics. If I have time to kill, maybe I can finish up my homework and read.   Peter shakes his head at me. “Why are you bringing that?” he asks, meaning the textbook. “We leaving, Tasha. You don’t have to turn in homework.”    Peter has just discovered the power of sarcasm. He uses it every chance he gets.    I don’t bother responding to him, just put my headphones on and head for the door. “Back soon,” I say to my mom.    She kisses her teeth at me and turns away. I remind myself that she’s not upset with me. 'Tasha, is not you me upset with you know? is a phrase she uses a lot these days. I'm going to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) building in downtown Manhattan to see if someone there can help me. We are undocumented immigrants, and we’re being deported tonight.   Today is my last chance to try to convince someone—or fate—to help me find a way to stay in America.    To be clear: I don't believe in fate. But I'm desperate.

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR The Sun Is Also a Star: "[C]arefully plotted and distinctly narrated [...] It’s lyrical and sweeping, full of hope, heartbreak, fate, and free will." --Starred Review, Booklist"A moving and suspenseful portrayal of a fleeting relationship." --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly"With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews"[A]n exhilarating, hopeful novel [...] It's about seeing and being seen, interconnectedness and the possibility of love... and it shines."--Starred Review, Shelf Awareness"The teens’ alternating first-person narrations are fresh and compelling, and interspersed throughout are relevant third-person omniscient musings on various histories, from the past and future histories of some of the book’s secondary characters to the chemical history of love to a quantum theory of multiverses." --Starred Review, Horn Book MagazinePRAISE FOR Everything, Everything:"Transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews"I give all the stars in the sky to Nicola Yoon's sparkling debut. Everything, Everything is everything, everything--powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching, and so absorbing I devoured it in one sitting. It's a wonder. The rare novel that lifts and shatters and fills you all at once." --Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places