Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Daniel and Natasha meet and Daniel immediately falls for her. He knows in his bones that he is destined to be with her. He just KNOWS! Classic boy falls for girl, girl reacts with measured enthusiasm. Daniel knows that if she gives him one day, he can make her fall for him too. What he doesn’t know, is that one day is all she has to give. Natasha and her family are being deported back to Jamaica that very evening.

As the two spend the day together, luxuriating in each other's presence, their story becomes more complicated. Each of them is actually supposed to be doing something else instead of having this amazing day together, things that neither really wants to tell the other.

When they go to his parent's store on an errand, it becomes clear that his Korean immigrant parents do not want Daniel to be dating a black girl.  Likewise, when Daniel meets Natasha's family, sparks fly.

Yoon has created realistic, funny, warm, and touching characters. Characters a reader is drawn to read page after page to know more about.

This is a book for fans of Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park, for all the hopeless romantics out there. 

Nicola can be found at:
On Twitter: @NicolaYoon
And as team member of We Need Diverse Books (I love this site!)

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