Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon Spoiler Free Review


The sun is also a star is about a girl, Natasha, who is a girl who only believes in facts and science, not fate and destiny. frankly, she is being deported to Jamaica because she is an undocumented immigrant. Then there is our male protagonist who dreams of being a poet but his Korean immigrant parents push him to be somebody else that he doesn't want to be. One day, Natasha and Daniel meet on the most critical day of their lives and change each other's perspective of the world. 

When I first read the synopsis for this book I wasn't that impressed. It honestly just sounded like a really cliche opposites attract novel. But OMG guys...

This book was something else. 

While this book can sound cliche, there are so many elements in this book that make this book so good. First of all let's talk about the writing style. 

The writing style at first was nothing special BUT something purely genius and amazing happened. Every time the main characters encountered a minor character that seem like they don't have any part in the story, the minor character got their own short history story. Basically meaning that we got to have an insight on what that minor character was going through. 

This really pushed the theme that we all have an effect on another person's life no matter how insignificant we think we are to them. 

I loved the culture difference between Natasha's Jamaican culture and Daniel's Korean culture and not only that, but it was fun to see the difference in their personality and beliefs. 

I have to say that the love in this book was a little too instant love for my taste and I just found that aspect of the book kind of unrealistic but then again I could totally see why Nicola Yoon did that because this book took course in the span of ONE FREAKING DAY. 

That also showed me how one day could really change a person's life for the better or for the worse. The family problems that Natasha and Daniel went through were not problems that only book characters had. They were problems that I on some level could relate to and I know many people can relate to it as well. The family feuds that they have come from a real place because I, having siblings understood the hardships and struggles of having one. 

I honestly wished this book was longer because OMG the ending! I don't know if I live it or not honestly. (Minor spoiler ahead)
I liked how in the epilogue we got to see one of the minor characters and how a small act of kindness has changed her life. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! This is definitely a book to put to heart! It is so heartwarming, beautifully written and it carries a beautiful message throughout the whole book. I rate this book a 4.5/5 stars! I am definitely going to check out Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything Everything because I am now officially her fan. 

Thank you for reading my review!

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