Head up, The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon may just end up breaking your heart into tiny pieces — but it will also help you gather those pieces up and remember what life’s really all about.
The novel’s two main characters, Natasha and Daniel, meet by chance in the middle of New York City and forge a connection that will stay with them forever.
Natasha is hours away from being deported to Jamaica with her family, while Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale advisor, knowing deep down that it’s the last thing he wants for his future.
As the two of them get to know one another and realize how drastically different their world views are, Daniel insists that he, against all odds, can make Natasha fall in love with him before the end of the day.
From the moment I read the summary, I was intrigued by the premise of this book. It didn’t disappoint.
Much like Nicola’s debut novel, Everything, Everything, you won’t even realize how moved by the story you are until you’re already buried. As a reader, is there a better feeling than that?
Daniel is wonderfully endearing, and I found myself as intrigued by him as Natasha is (even though she refuses to admit it.)
“I think all of the good parts of us are connected on some level.”
– The Sun Is Also A Star
Scattered throughout the novel are snippets of other characters’ lives, and how Daniel or Natasha affect them without even realizing it.
The Sun Is Also A Star is an emotional, beautifully written story that will have you thinking about the invisible threads that bind us all. Despite different cultures, beliefs, and appearances, we’re all connected and constantly having an impact on one another.
We don’t always realize the impact, or even see or understand the results, but the impact is there and that’s one of the many things that keeps this world spinning.