(yes it’s another book review don’t hate me please)
I have been meaning to read The Sun is Also a Star for a loooong time, basically since I read Nicola’s other novel Everything, Everything (which you can read about >>here<<) so I finally stopped putting it off and read it.
THE STORY OF A GIRL, A BOY, AND THE UNIVERSE
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?
It only took me about 3 days to read this book because I couldn’t (and didn’t want to) put it down. I really enjoy Nicola Yoon, I think she’s a brilliant author and really like the way she writes. This book is written from various different points of view and I’m beginning to think I have a ‘type’ when it comes to the books I read (i.e. told from different points of view).
Basically, it’s about a fella that is on his way to an interview for uni but decides to follow this girl around New York (not in a creepy way) because he thinks fate has something else in store for him. The girl in question is currently battling to save herself and her family from being deported.
The Sun is Also a Star is fun, sad, romantic and heart breaking all at the same time. You get to follow the main characters as they spend the day together and test the theory that it only takes a few hours to fall in love (you also get a glimpse into their personal lives and pasts).
I won’t spoil the ending but let’s just say that it defo wasn’t what I expected it to be. That being said, I wasn’t disappointed or shocked at it either.
I loved the vibe of this book. It makes you believe in fate and question the facts. It causes you to be both an optimist and pessimist and I feel like it made me consider my own views on love, lust and loss.
Overall this was a fab wee read and I loved that it made me feel so many different emotions at once!
Until next time…