Friday, June 9, 2017

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon - OPTIONAL

Yoon, Nicola  The Sun is Also a Star, 348 pgs.  Delacorte Press, 2016.  $18.99  Content: Language: R (45 swears; 12 “F”); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG.  

Natasha is an illegal alien about to be deported back to Jamaica.  As she tries all of her last resources to stay in the United States, she meets a boy named Daniel.  Daniel is getting ready for an important interview that will help him get into Yale, but he doesn’t want to go to Yale even though it’s his Korean parents wish for him.  Natasha and Daniel meet when Daniel saves her life from a drunk driver.  Daniel is a poet, a lover and positive.  Natasha is a scientist, critical and negative.  But through the course of this one day they manage to fall in love.  

This book bothered me at first, Natasha is really hard to like and comes across entitled and self-centered, for example, when the lawyer she is supposed to meet is hit by a car and she is told he can’t meet her she says, but I had an appointment.  Daniel on the other hand is easy to like and easy to relate to.  All of the minor rants that happen in between chapters from other characters are also interesting and make the book more than just a romance story.  The ending is satisfying and has a good feeling of hope.  The mature content is a heavy make out session and the language.  

HS – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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