The Sun Is Also A Star

The Sun Is Also A Star

Book - 2016
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"Two teens--Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, whose family is here illegally from Jamaica--cross paths in New York City on an eventful day in their lives--Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale alum, Natasha is meeting with a lawyer to try and prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica--and fall in love"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553496680
9780553496697
0553496689
9780553496703
Characteristics: 348 pages ; 22 cm

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From Library Staff

In this timely romance, New Yorkers Natasha and Daniel fall in love in one eventful day. Natasha desperately tries to prevent her parents from being deported to Jamaica while Daniel struggles with his Korean family’s lofty expectations as he applies to med school.

Printz Honor

Natasha's family is being deported to Jamaica and it's her last day in New York, so what better time for her to meet and fall in love with Daniel?

One of the most highly acclaimed teen books of 2016, The Sun is Also a Star tells the story of how New Yorkers Natasha and Daniel fall in love in one eventful day. In this timely romance, Natasha desperately tries to prevent her parents from being deported to Jamaica while Daniel struggles with h... Read More »


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AConsolver
Sep 06, 2018

4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy YA and are looking for diverse representation in your reading.

Natasha is being deported today. She's being deported because her father made a mistake. Because of his mistake, her future is ruined. Daniel is on the path that his parents want. Go to Yale, become a doctor, marry a nice Korean girl. Daniel would rather be a poet. He lets the wind blow him where it will before his interview for Yale. The wind blows him toward Natasha.

Nicola Yoon. Gets me every time. Her books are light and fluffy, but they also carry deeper things beneath the surface. This book is more emotional and complex than Everything, Everything. The depiction of two children of immigrant parents is absolutely vivid and intricate. I love that this book is written from multiple perspectives, and as always with Nicola Yoon, the chapters are short and you just fly through it. I enjoyed reading from both Natasha and Daniel's perspectives, but I will say that I REALLY love teenage male protagonists. So much sarcasm! :P I also liked how this book contains segments about their parent's history, perspectives of people they interact with, etc. The way it's all woven together is really lovely. I cried a bit, and I felt happy and sad for all of the characters. It's just a really thoughtful portrayal of growing up, families, immigration, etc. etc. With the way it ends, I would love to read a follow-up. :) I hope that she writes more books soon! :)

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noorein
Jul 23, 2018

I truly enjoyed this novel and found myself unable to put it down! This novel changed the way I look at the world and I love Natasha and Daniel's romance! Incredible job, Nicola Yoon.

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kwsmith
Jul 01, 2018

This dazzling teen romance features clever writing, likable characters, and a tiny bit of quantum physics. I particularly enjoyed the book's interesting take on the well-worn theme of tragic love at first sight. If you enjoy John Green's popular books, you'll probably enjoy this one too.

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Constitution11
Mar 19, 2018

I really liked this book. The idea behind it is great, and I love all the different perspectives as well. I was caught by surprise at first, but then I was completely pulled into it. Love all the scientific facts, too! Totally recommend!

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skdawson
Mar 08, 2018

This YA Romance emphasizes how even if we don't know it, even the smallest of gestures can have huge impacts on people's lives. I loved the interconnectivity and the brutal honesty of the characters.

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cklkjs
Jan 06, 2018

Yoon's writing is so creative and new, I don't really care what the plot is because I know I'll enjoy it regardless. Yoon is also doing so much for diverse stories and really knows how to write teenage characters.

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callmeyoyo
Jan 05, 2018

All I have to say about this books is, it was amazing. I loved it so much I finished in just 2 days

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pink_fox_320
Dec 24, 2017

This book switches perspectives seamlessly and focuses on certain things in great detail, which adds an interesting aspect to the story. It really shows you how your actions can have such big consequences too. It's a fun read. But, it's unrealistic that these strangers would happen to run into each other and fall in love in just one day.

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kashika
Oct 19, 2017

"The Sun is Also a Star" is a really good book, it is not as well written as "Everything Everything"
but it still is a wonderful experience. Some pros of this wonderful book are, Many details & Real-life likely situation (except the fall in love in a day thing). Nichola Yoon is a wonderful writer I wish for more books from her.

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lucyowen
Oct 18, 2017

After first reading "Everything Everything", I was excited for this book. I hoped it would be just as fun, well-written, dramatic, and have a good plot. Well, the idea of the story is good and the problem is realistic, but I think the relationships between the characters moved too quickly. I was expecting a build up, but it happened all so fast. Not an ending that I like, but it's a good teen read. The author has done other pieces that are better. It's worth reading, but a bit predictable.

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Mar 19, 2018

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shayshortt
Feb 14, 2017

Observable Fact: You should never take long shots. Better to study the odds and take the probable shot. However, if the long shot is your only shot, then you have to take it.

ArapahoeLaura Aug 05, 2016

“I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.”

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shayshortt
Feb 14, 2017

Natasha is an undocumented Jamaican immigrant who has been in the United States since she was eight years old, and today is her last day in New York. Tonight, she and her family have to get on a plane and go back to Jamaica, all thanks to her father’s DUI. But Natasha is desperate to stay, to graduate high school, to go to college. Everything—her life, her future, almost all of her memories—is here. Daniel is the second son of hard-working South Korean immigrants. Today, he must put on his suit, cut his long hair, and put aside his dreams of being a poet. Today, he has an admissions interview for Yale University, where his parents expect him to study to become a doctor. When Natasha and Daniel’s paths cross, their romance is destined to end almost as soon as it begins. How much can you love in a single day?

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