Review written by Emma, West Orange Public Library Teen Book Reviewer
Review of: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Sun is Also a Star is a deeply inspiring book that is absolutely breathtaking. Nicola Yoon, the author, takes the reader into what seems like an ordinary day in New York City. Although, this day is anything but ordinary. To be more precise, this day consists of 12 hours filled with intense emotion. What heightens the book to another level is that the author tells the story from two different points of view. The first is told from a girl, Natasha, whose life revolves around logic and facts. Her life takes a dramatic turn because she finds out that she is hours away from being deported to Jamaica. The second point of view is from Daniel, a guy whose life is filled with passion for poetry and love. He’s grown up to be the son that makes his parents proud, after all, his parents do hold high expectations. When the two bump into each other on the crowded streets of New York City, Natasha never expects to fall in love with Daniel, a person who seems like he has grown up in a completely different world.
Nicola Yoon has easily become my new favorite author because of this unforgettable book. I can promise you, this book will be extremely hard to put down, as I know from completing it within a couple of days. This book is for those who are the looking for a spectacular book that seems like it is based on reality, not a sappy romance novel with a predictable ending.