The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon is 2016’s book for my 30 for 30 Readathon. I have both of Nicola Yoon’s books on my readathon which is interesting and exciting.

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?

My Review

I really enjoyed The Sun is Also a Star. I enjoyed the diversity, the story itself, the execution (alternate chapters for the characters) and I think it was very well written. I love how different Natasha and Daniel are in all sense of the word. Families, personalities, life, backgrounds, etc. But they compliment each other so well. Opposites really do attract in this story.

However, The Sun is Also a Star did not end how I thought it would. I thought there would be a miracle at the end but there wasn’t and although it left me feeling a big ‘meh’ with the outcome, I did enjoy it. It meant the book wasn’t overly predictable because you’re expecting something different.

I think my favourite part of this book was the Epilogue: Alternate History – I think it was such a nice end to the book and leaves you thinking about how things could have been, which is a really good way to end the book.

I love Nicola’s writing style and the way she lays her books out. She just wants to make the whole experience as fun and entertaining as possible and I think she nails it each time.

I really enjoyed this book and rated it 4 stars.

Steph xoxo