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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Pub. Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
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Natasha is about to lose it. Her father cost her family the life they built in the US, and they are being deported back to Jamaica. Natasha’s built a great life in the States and wants to stay and go to college and be with her friends. On her last day before moving back to Jamaica, she tries everything she can to keep her family in New York, and meets someone on the way.
Daniel is growing up. Today is the last day of his childhood and the first day of his adulthood; he’s going to get a haircut, and go to a job interview. His Korean parents want him to be a doctor, so he’s accepted his fate. His perfect brother is never nice to him but he just got suspended from Harvard and Daniel is the favorite child now. On his last and first day, and trail of clues leads him to meeting someone…
This emotional, enthralling read is perfect for contemp fans and for readers who are looking for a beautifully-written book that stands out among the rest.
I know I say this a lot, but first let’s talk about the cover. I mean…
When I saw it for the first time:
(watch the artist make it here!)
This might be my favorite cover of the year. Okay. on to the book.
I was so excited for this book because I had heard rave reviews of Everything, Everything that I knew I couldn’t miss this one. I wasn’t wrong in assuming this would be an awesome read. Nicola’s writing captivated me and put me in the story, and the characters and their stories were really thought out and strong. It was neat that she includes a big part of herself into the story; she’s Jamaican and her husband is Korean, which parallels the characters. I loved the style of the book-it is written in a way that really surprised me and that I’ve never seen before. Every two chapters or so (the chapters are short) there is a chapter about a side character or a word/place/item that is mentioned. It’s so unique and insightful and I’m surprised I haven’t seen it elsewhere. I will definitely be picking up Everything, Everything after reading this book!
ABOUT NICOLA YOON:
Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. The Sun is Also a Star is her second book. Website | Twitter
An ARC of this book was sent to me by the publisher for review, which affects my review in no way.