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?
The Sun Is Also a Star isn’t entirely realistic but it is totally romantic, adorable and full of heart-wrenching moments. It is definitely so much more than your typical sappy teenage love story.
I absolutely loved the diversity of the characters, how it dealt with immigration and racism and that the story was told from multiple perspectives. And of course how the entire book took place over the course of one day, which shows how fast love and friendships can develop.
What an inspiring story all about fate. Overall, this was a lovely and magical read. I would definitely recommend to everyone!
Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.