The Sun Is Also A Star

The Sun Is Also A Star

Book - 2016
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Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Delacorte, 2016
ISBN: 9780553496710
Call Number: TEEN F YOON
Characteristics: 384 pages ; 21 cm


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SFPL_Teen Sep 26, 2017

Natasha is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica from NYC when she meets Daniel for an impossibly sweet and bitter shared day in NYC.

One day and two teens who never met before. Is love possible in that span of time? Especially when one of those teens may be getting deported at the end of the day.

One day and two teens who never met before. Is love possible in that span of time? Especially when one of those teens may be getting deported at the end of the day.

One day in the universe, paths converge and every decision will affect many others. Instead of focusing on her college major in physics, Natasha, from Jamaica, is about to battle with Immigration Court. Poetic Korean-American Daniel is heading downtown to interview for Yale. Is it fate, coincide... Read More »

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Mar 26, 2020

This could've so easily been another cliché, sappy teenage love story. But it was so much more than that. Nicola Yoon took the familiar elements from young adult contemporary novels—yes, even "insta-love"—and managed to create something original. I especially appreciated the chapters that broke the mold, that looked outside of the lives of our two main characters, Natasha and Daniel, and commented on the people they passed in the street or met during their whirlwind 12 hour romance. And I loved the ending.

Overall, a lovely and surprising read. I mean, I liked a YA contemporary romance? Definitely not something I would've expected. But hey, you never know until you try! And I'm really glad I tried this one. I 100 percent recommend it. A novel similar to this one is I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman.

Mar 23, 2020

The Sun is Also a Star is a clock ticking, take on a romance novel with all its events taking place in a day. Written by Nicole Yoon, this book is about the science logical Natasha Kingsley and dreamer Daniel Bae who find themselves lost in fate's twisted tangle of events that keeps pushing them together. Though the amount of poetry and scientific logic in this book may come off as pretentious to some, I found myself greatly enjoying the novel. It captures the struggles many immigrants, or minorities face in their everyday lives that in one way or another everyone can relate to. The decision to conform, choose your heart over brain and follow what may be a risk is really brought up in the novel. Yoon's message of things happening for a reason is so pure and simple yet so complex at the same time. I loved how the change in character perspective adds depth to the story. This novel has a sense of reality in it, that makes you look at how we act in our own lives. I would definitely recommend and you may even gain a new perspective. 4 Stars
@Ruby_Tuesday of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Dec 21, 2019

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Aug 15, 2019

i liked the book; although i did find it unlikely to happen all in one day.
I also thought Irene's story was rather interesting, especially with the alternate history and everything.

I haven’t found and read a really good book in a long time. Then I went to the library yesterday for at least two hours picked up this book and couldn’t put it down. I’ve literally been reading it for two days and finished it this morning! Definitely one I want to buy!

PimaLib_ChristineR Jul 14, 2019

3.5 stars. Hmmm. I don't read a lot of contemporary YA and The Sun Is Also a Star is a good example of why. This is a sweet story. It doesn't ask a lot of the reader or its characters. It's a light frothy romance with funny chapter titles and some witty dialogue. I enjoyed the chapters that followed some of the characters with whom they interacted and like I said, this was completely enjoyable, but it wasn't something I would recommend to someone else, like I wouldn't recommend a romance novel. Sweet but not too filling. Booktubers and I will just have to agree to disagree (but they're wrong, for the record).

Jul 13, 2019

*2019*. Interesting and fun.


Jul 07, 2019

I really like this book. At first I was skeptical just because of the fact that I am not usually a romance reader. I didn't really buy the love at first sight like some other readers but I still thought that the way the author wrote out the story of Daniel was compelling enough that I believed that Daniel really did love Natasha. Following that, I love the way the author wrote different viewpoints. It was really interesting to see the perspectives of someone who believes in love and someone who believes love is just science. Lastly, what made me give this book a 4.5 instead of 4 is because I thought it was really unique that the author added in little tidbits of information that had to do with the story. I really liked learning something new that also had to do with the story and that is why I rated it like I did.

Jun 16, 2019

I really enjoyed this. I liked the spontaneity of this book. It was a fast, fun, romantic story.

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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.

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


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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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