I was going through a reading slump recently. I went about three weeks where I couldn’t read a book. I had started one and was about 40 pages into it but I just could not make myself want to keep reading it. So after trying to force myself to read the book I decided to switch to a different book. Then I managed to read it in one day. So thank you Nicola Yoon for breaking my reading slump!
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon is a book written for hopeless romantics. It follows the story of Natasha and Daniel and the one day they spend together. Daniel is a believer in fate and Natasha is a believer in facts. Natasha’s family is being deported back to Jamaica at the end of the day. Daniel has an interview to get in Yale but reschedules it in order to spend more time with Natasha. The two of them go to different parts of the city while Daniel tries to convince Natasha they could fall in love in one day and Natasha refusing to do just that. Daniel is a believer in fate and Natasha is a believer in facts.
I loved the characters of this book. Both Natasha and Daniel were written so wonderfully. You can’t help but root for them throughout the book. In a way they did remind me of the two characters from her book Everything Everything. I think they shared a lot of similarities. However, Natasha and Daniel were not the only good characters in this book. Yoon took random characters from scenes and brought them to life in a matter of a page or two. She showed you just how much your one action can have an impact on another person. Even if you don’t think it does. I think she got this message across really well in her book.
The style the book was written in was a little different than Everything Everything. I loved the way Everything Everything was written so I had some high expectations for The Sun is Also a Star. While it was not written the same way as her first book you could still tell that it was the same author. I am not quite sure how to describe it but Nicola Yoon has a way of writing that I feel is very unique to her. I really like the way she writes and I was not let down by this book.
This is a book for hopeless romantics. I am pretty sure that is the second time I have mentioned that in this book review so to make sure I really get the point across: This is a book written for hopeless romantics. Nicola Yoon does an amazing job at ending her books. Part of me wants to shake her and ask her why she would do that to me, but another part of me applauds her for it as well. She definitely knows a thing or two about hope.
Overall, this was a fantastic book. It was a change from the type of books I had been reading which turned out being exactly what I need to get out of my reading slump.