The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star

by Nicola Yoon

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The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton! 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? 

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller 
A National Book Award Finalist
A 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
A New York Times Notable Book
A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the Year
A POPSUGAR Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editor's Choice
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
Recipient of the John Steptoe New Talent Award
A Walter Award Honor Book

"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




Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553496680
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 5,271
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: HL650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

NICOLA YOON is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything, her debut novel, which was turned into a major motion picture. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and lives in Los Angeles with her family. She’s also a hopeless romantic who firmly believes that you can fall in love in an instant and that it can last forever.

Follow @NicolaYoon on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram.



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The Sun Is Also a Star 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not explain how many emotions this book made me feel, without giving away any spoilers. So I'll just stick to this book was amazing, and I totally recomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. Makes you want to reach for the stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my. I loved this story so much. I didn't start out loving it, but it sucked me in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book with relatable characters. A great easy read for a snowy day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jus fantastic.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Im not a huge fan of love stories but I finished this read in one day. Super cute, unique, loveable characters.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book was definitely worth my time and money. As good as Everything, Everything.
EmmaKaminski More than 1 year ago
The Sun Is Also a Star “The Sun Is Also a Star” by Nicola Yoon is undoubtedly a book that will make you think. It gets off to a fairly slow start, especially since the writing style is not particularly ‘exciting’. Set in New York City, the story takes place between a girl (Natasha) who is rapidly trying to piece back together her world, and a boy (Daniel) who is just trying to figure out where he belongs. Seeing Natasha in a music store, Daniel immediately feels a pull towards her, but when he finally speaks to her, he realizes that she won’t be so easy to convince it’s meant to be, especially when her family is going to be deported within the day. The story follows the two teens as Daniel convinces Natasha to do an experiment with him to see if they fall in love. Between visits to: Daniel’s family’s store, a deportation lawyer, and a Korean karaoke restaurant, the two spend their first, and probably last day together based on nothing more than a feeling. Overall, the novel is what it claims to be, Young Adult fiction. There are no real dramatic thrills, and not many bumps in the plotline. For me, it took quite a while to get through the book because the interest came from the writing, not a flaunty drama. The author uses eloquent language in an almost poetic way to give the book a mood I had never felt from a book before. Nicola Yoon shares a take on two American minorities’ individual daily struggles in a very unconventional- but at the same time very real- way. It goes into details about individual stories that build the characters into incredibly dimensional people in way that I haven’t seen written before. And she doesn’t only do this with the two main characters, but ‘side’ characters such as Irene as well (who is introduced later in the book). My only issue with the book is the plot, because while the story is very artfully written, the bigger plot has no significant climax in my eyes, so the book was very much the same pace the whole way through. “The Sun Is Also a Star” is a novel for those looking for romance, deeper meanings, and poetic writing. I enjoyed the writing of the book very much, but for anyone looking for an adventure novel, or a dramatic YA- this isn’t for you.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure where to begin, the book was absolutely without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read. The characters and insights into each person's life is phenomenal and so well written. After reading, I was compelled to share what I just read and that does not happen very often. I'm looking forward to whatever the author writes next because I am truly moved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book and not just for YA readers. I will be 58 next month and this book just blew me away. I also very strongly recommend reading her debut novel "Everything, Everything" because Nicola Yoon is a fantastic writer! ~*~LEB~*~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sun is also a star is one of those books that you can’t put down until you’ve reached the end, as each character sneaks their way into your heart and you develop some sort of connection with each one,the ending of this book isn’t like most romance novels and that’s what makes it even better! If your looking for a good read and something romantic,funny,somewhat educational and realistic I strongly suggest reading yoon’s novel .
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BoundlessBookaholic More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the narrators, although it took a little while to get used to them. I liked the story, so giving this 4.5 out of 5 stars. So this book is pretty much told over the course of one single day. I don’t want to say it featured insta-love, but given that fact, it kind of does. But honestly, the progression of Natasha and Daniel’s connection felt natural. The universe parts were a little off-putting to listen to, but it was nice seeing background, thoughts, histories, etc. for some secondary characters. The ending was kind of disappointing, but then the epilogue made me happier. It was kind of open ended, but given what had already happened, I’d like to think these two individuals finally got their happy ending after all. I liked the mixed race aspect of it, and the touching upon the subject when they were out in public together. Overall, I enjoyed this one. I’d highly recommend it. I just wished I’d loved it a little more to give it that final .5 stars. I think all the different characters maybe overwhelmed me a little too much while listening, and I wanted more focus on the two teens. I can’t wait for Nicola’s next book! You can check out my review of her debut book here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fast passed and a beach read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These two characters are star-crossed lovers who will soon learn that being Star-Crossed is not all it's cracked up to be. A great story with a hopeful ending.
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Taylor_FrayedBooks More than 1 year ago
This book really made me think, as the title of my review suggests. I definitely feel like this is something everyone, as an adult or young person, should read. It is a quick and short read but it has so much important lessons in it. First off, there is diversity in representation with both Jamaican and Asian main characters, which is fantastic. Additionally, it tackles the issue of immigration and deportation, which is all too common in society today. I really loved the switching POVs in this book that even take the POVs of people the main characters pass and it makes you think about the butterfly effect, and how your actions affect others.
Bella Bozied More than 1 year ago
An excellent book with character development that will leave you speechless. If you like romance and "forbidden love" (I guess you could say) you will most definitely love this book
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Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
★¸¸.•*¨*•★Minor spoilers alert★•*¨*•.¸¸★ Writing style: Multiple POVs - this was more challenging to follow in the audiobbok format that I primarily read it! •*¨*• Cover and chapter design: it’s and colorful and bright which symbolizes the hope this novel left me feeling. The chapter headings have a cool symbolic design particular to each character’s POV, a very nice graphic touch! •*¨*• Dual format – Yes or No?: Kind of. I own an autographed copy of the paperback ARC. I read Nicola’s author note – loved it! – and tried to search for the quotes I heard and loved while listening to the audiobook format. Plus, I just like to pet the textured finish on the paperback. I love it so much! •*¨*• Lead Characters: Natasha and Daniel •*¨*• Supporting characters: There are quite a lot of them since pretty much anyone Natasha and Daniel came into contact with during the course of their twelve hours of intersecting got a point of view. I was most annoyed with the lawyer, Jeremy Fitzgerald. Gah, I wanted to shake him really hard at his huge mistake! “Mistakes change lives, dude!” That’s what I would have yelled at him if he were real and standing in front of me to admonish. •*¨*• Story rating: ★★★★☆ - ★★★★½ Once I was able to keep the varying points of view straight, I really got into this day in a life love story. It was reflective, realistic and yet dynamic and romantic. I was worried I’d have to put Nicola on my do not read again list when I got through reading the very last chapter. But she saved me from having to do that with the jump into the future epilogue. Random things I loved about this story: Observable facts History of – the characters, hair, eyes, etc. Natasha and Daniel’s first lunch date (her liking his ponytail and butt, lol!) and his karokee reaction to her singing Natasha and Daniel’s argument Daniel’s fight with Charlie His dad’s speech to him about not caring about what he wants; not telling his sons their history Natasha’s maybe we aren’t meant to have so much time with people we love; maybe only love is best in the 1st act only Natasha and Daniel’s rooftop conversation – God is the connection of the very best part of us (paraphrased); how being with Natasha makes Daniel his best self (paraphrased) I meant to go back and find these moments in my paperback copy, but I haven’t had time to do so yet which was holding up the review. I hope to do so when I reread it in the future. •*¨*• Coming up next: I would read another novel by Nicola Yoon in a heartbeat. She has really unique storytelling voice that I find intriguing and very engaging.
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JMTJTC More than 1 year ago
“The thing about falling is you don't have any control on your way down.” Genre: Young Adult Romance. Number of Pages: 384. Perspective: First Alternating and Third. Location: New York City. The Sun is Also a Star is a story about how the universe brings together two people even though everything in the universe should keep them apart. There were some things that I absolutely loved about this book. I loved the timeliness of the issues with immigration and deportation. I loved the biracial relationship between a Jamaican and Korean. I loved the chapters that gave us some alternative points of view or some background knowledge about certain topics (Rastafarianism, for example). I loved the way Nicola Yoon writes. I loved how quick of a read it was with the short, alternating perspective chapters. I loved how the book takes place all within one eventful day. I even loved the ending. This book would have been five stars, however, I hate instalove. I hate books that are all about someone becoming your everything within moments of meeting them. It just doesn’t seem realistic to me. I also thought that there were a few too many “coincidences” and perfect timings. However, I did like the semi-twist at the end that is actually caused by horrible timing. To read the rest of my review, go here: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-sun-is-also-star-nicola-yoon.html