Thursday, 22 December 2016

Review - The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Title: The Sun is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Pages: 388
Publisher: RHCP Digital
Release date: 3rd November 2016

Blurb from Goodreads: 

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?


 My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Penguin Random House UK Children's and NetGalley*

Natasha and her family are being deported back to Jamaica. Determined to do everything she can to stay in America, Natasha spends her last day in New York trying to stop the deportation. Events lead to her meeting Daniel who wants to be a poet but must follow the future that his parents want for him.
Can Daniel convince the scientifically minded Natasha that the universe has brought them together?
Will Natasha stay in America?
Will Daniel remain on the path that his parents have set for him?

The essence of The Sun is Also a Star is coincidences - they bring Natasha and Daniel together not just once but several times. I liked the idea of this and it did feel as if the universe was trying to bring Natasha and Daniel together.
The duo were relatable, realistic characters and I liked both of them. They were different and yet they complimented each other. The romance was sweet but it was rather instalovey.
The plot was interesting and along with the writing style it held my attention but I wasn't gripped.

Overall this was an enjoyable read.