Soulful and Romantic

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

She’s a science geek and he’s a poet.  She doesn’t believe in love at first sight. He believes love is more than a theory.  She is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. He is avoiding an interview with the Ivy League school his Korean parents expect him to attend. For one afternoon Natasha and Daniel, two teens from two different cultures challenge each other on some of life’s more difficult questions while sharing their dreams for the future; eventually losing their hearts in the process.

With a delicate pen, author Nicola Yoon draws out these two characters who serendipitously meet on a street in New York City. Choice, destiny, immigration and expectation are themes woven throughout the story bringing the reader into the complex and heart wrenching discussions between Natasha and Daniel.  For teens who enjoyed Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is Also a Star, is a soulful and romantic book for the ages.