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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (November 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553496689
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553496680
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Trudie Barreras VINE VOICE on September 23, 2016
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There are important books, relevant books, thrilling and horrifying books, However, only rarely have I read a book for which the most appropriate adjective that occurs to me is LOVELY, or perhaps, to quote from a song in a musical, “loverly”. Both these descriptors perfectly fit “The Sun Is Also a Star” by Nicola Yoon.

Yoon has created an intricate interweaving of those seemingly random small events in life which are utterly pivotal, and it is fascinating to watch the pattern develop. The narrative is balanced between the poetic Daniel, who does not want to follow the life-plan envisioned by his Korean parents and become a doctor; and the scientific Natasha who is appalled at the circumstances which will force her undocumented family, herself included, to be deported back to Jamaica. The artistry with which the author dances these two diverse personalities together in their romantic encounter is alternately poignant, amusing and deeply touching. Interjected in the narrative are other little vignettes which are not only explanatory but also serve to support the basic premise that even apparently insignificant interactions and encounters may indeed shape destiny.

I am philosophically and spiritually deeply in tune with Yoon’s wonderful hypothesis, expressed by Daniel during one of his conversations with Natasha, that the “dark matter” which makes up 27% of the Universe and holds everything together is in fact love, and that the highest aspiration of humankind is to value, cherish and express that love in whatever way they can. The characterizations, as well as the descriptions of places and actions, are authentic and extremely moving. This book is real, and I found it extremely – well, lovely!
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The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

5 out of 5 gnomes

Wow, wow, wow. Nicola Yoon is definitely now an auto buy author for me now. Her writing is so vivid and it just pulls you and all of your feelings into the story. May I just say that this story was messy, beautiful, and will make you think a lot.

Natasha and Daniel are strangers that have one heck of a day when their lives intersect. This whole story will really make you wonder/contemplate happenstance and fate. The whole conflict and give and take is just very well done.

You get to see the perspective of just about every character in the story and get their background/or a history of a thing or concept.

I love that the story shows how each interaction you have with the world can profoundly change you or someone else. It shows just how connected everyone and everything really can be.

When I thought I knew where the story was going it zigged and then zagged in an even more interesting direction. Then there was that ending which put the biggest smile on my face. It pretty much capped off the whole book perfectly.
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"It's like knowing all the words to a song but still finding them beautiful and surprising."

And that's this book more or less in a nutshell. I knew exactly what was going to happen in this book. You know, too. These two crazy kids were going to fall in love, and it would change their lives forever. But the journey they take to get there... it's still awe inspiring.

How does Nicola Yoon even do this? Because when I read the blurb for this book I was not impressed. However, having enjoyed Everything, Everything I took a chance on it. Boy, am I glad I did. I think The Sun is Also a Star exceeds its predecessor. Yoon has an amazing talent for telling beautiful, heartwarming stories using lovely prose that is in no way fussy or overworked.

We follow the tale of Daniel and Natasha, two strangers who fate seems determined to push together. Daniel is the son of Korean immigrants who want him to go to Yale and become a doctor-- and they aren't really asking. Daniel does not want to displease his parents, but he is a natural poet who finds meaning in words rather than science. Natasha is the exact opposite. She doesn't even believe in love, much less love from first sight. Natasha's father is a failed actor, and the resentment she feels towards him has made her abandon any thought of have passion or dreams. The day Natasha and Daniel meet is a pivotal point for both of them. Daniel has an interview for Yale. Natasha is about to be deported. One day with someone can't possibly be enough to fall in love with them... right?

Even though I gave this book 5 stars, and it deserved it, I still can't help but nitpick a little. There are a lot of perspective shifts in this book, some in first person and others in third, and sometimes that interrupted the flow of the story for me. I also thought the very ending was a bit reminiscent of Yoon's first book.

If you're a fan of charming romances, pick this one up. You won't regret it.
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The Sun is Also a Star is the second Yoon novel I have read. Just like Everything Everything, it did not let me down. Oh I was disappointed, and angry, sad, and happy. In fact, I think I experienced every emotion Daniel and Natasha experienced in their day together. And love was there, too. Don't miss this book.
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I have never felt as close to a writer or a fictional experience as I do to Nicola Yoon and The Sun Is Also a Star. It’s been said that having a wide variety of characters and cultures represented in literature is vital to our understanding of others and for others to understand us, and I’ve made that statement multiple times. What I never thought about before was how important it is to have a wide variety of characters and cultures represented in order to better understand ourselves. I understand myself and my family better because of The Sun is Also A Star.

The Sun Is Also a Star is a brilliant representation of humanity, and the roles love, fate, chance, and purpose play in how our world unfolds around us. Sun follows Natasha and David, two teenagers who are at points in their lives when their decisions have more weight, their futures uncertain, and their destinies seemingly in everyone else’s hands but their own. The story takes place over the course of a day, on the busy streets of New York City, and uses a unique narrative consisting of multiple POVs. Nicola Yoon converges lives and shows that even within our own story, the rest of the world matters.

Sun is about dreamers. It’s about the romantics and it’s about the realists. It’s about everyone who simply dreams of a life filled with happiness, passion, and love. It’s also about those who practically dream of security and freedom. Sun is about the immigrant story, one that’s more important than ever.

Sun follows Daniel, a Korean American boy who doesn’t fit into his family, and doesn’t fit into his country. It’s about Natasha, an undocumented Jamaican immigrant, who would appear more “American” than most Americans, because she certainly doesn’t “act Jamaican” but she’s not and she’s about to be deported.
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