The Sun is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: November 1st 2016
No. of Pages: Hardcover, 348 pages
Synopsis and Review:
The Sun is Also a Star is a contemporary romance novel that spans across 24 hours of two teenagers’ lives, starting from when they met. Natasha is an illegal immigrant from Jamaica who is being deported that night while Daniel is an aspiring college student en route to his admission interview for Yale. Love might be the last thing on their minds right now but as everyone knows, the heart wants what it wants.
Given that this book is a love story that happens within a day, you can expect instant love to be a major key player in this novel. I know some readers might have an issue with instant love and I admit that I am getting tired of this too but I am glad that Nicola Yoon did it perfectly. Yes, it is still instant love but the chemistry between Natasha and Daniel is highly believable and very well done. The rapport between the two characters throughout the book is also very enjoyable.
Regarding the writing style of Nicola Yoon, I think it is brilliant. The Sun is Also a Star switches mainly between the two protagonists’ point of views, with some occasional point of view from other characters and little historical facts. I think this is a brilliant idea as it is refreshing and I also get to learn more about the culture of Jamaica.
The reason why I docked a star off over the plot is because *mild spoiler* the ending is way too perfect. I originally really dug how the story ended but when Yoon went ahead and added the epilogue, I found it to be a bit unrealistic. Overall, it is a wonderful book and the story is beautiful. There are some books which you can only use the word “beautiful” to describe them; The Sun is Also a Star is one of them.