The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other.
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?
"Beautifully crafted."--People Magazine
"A book that is very much about the many factors that affect falling in love, as much as it is about the very act itself . . . fans of Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, will find much to love—if not, more—in what is easily an even stronger follow up." —Entertainment Weekly
"Transcends the limits of YA as a human story about falling in love and seeking out our futures." —POPSUGAR.com
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’re so into Nicola Yoon’s whip-smart story about two young Americans: an undocumented Jamaican girl who loves science and grunge and an aspiring poet whose Korean parents are pushing him to be a doctor. In each short, perfect chapter, Yoon gets into the head of one of her searching protagonists or a peripheral character, including a subway conductor and an immigration department security guard. The Sun Is Also a Star is funny, sad, and exhilarating—just like life in New York.
Natasha is 17 and an undocumented immigrant from Jamaica who came to the U.S. as a young child. Her family is to be deported at midnight, but she makes a desperate, last-chance effort to talk to an immigration lawyer in Manhattan. Daniel is a Korean-American whose parents insist he go to Yale and become a doctor even though he loves writing poetry and wants the freedom to figure out his own life path. He is unenthusiastically heading to Manhattan for his Yale interview. When the two meet by chance, they end up having a day full of deep conversations. Turpin and Lee both give award-worthy performances. Both completely inhabit their roles in an absolutely natural and authentic way: we feel that Natasha and Daniel are talking to us directly in their own unique voices, sharing their personal stories, feelings, and frustrations in alternating chapters. Both readers are deft with accents, too, whether it's the Korean accents of Daniel's parents or the Jamaican dialect of Natasha's. The voices of the characters will ring in listeners' minds long after the book is completed. Ages 12 up. A Delacorte hardcover.
This book is one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. This book made want to be an author. It is amazing. I have no words to describe it. I loved it with every fiber of my being
This was beautifully written, as I am certainly not surprised as the author always manages to creat a great read.This book really embodies the struggles of immigrant families and I love the cross of two different people from two different ethnicities.Really recommend this for everyone to read!
This Book is a Star
Insightful. Such an intellectual read. Beautifully told stories of people.