The Sun Is Also A Star

The Sun Is Also A Star

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Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780553496680
0553496689
9780553496697
0553496697
Branch Call Number: TEEN YOON
Characteristics: 348 pages ; 21 cm

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Alex recommends this love story about two teens, both struggling with the issues their immigrant parents have dropped on their shoulders.


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Hankate20
Jul 27, 2017

this book is amazing!! love it! same author as everything, everything and it's so good!! both of them are a must read definitely
"I think all the good parts of us are connected on some level. The part that shares the last double chocolate chip cookie or donates to charity or gives a dollar to a street musician or becomes a candy striper or cries at Apple commercials or says I love you or I forgive you. I think that's God. God is the connection of the very best parts of us." One of my fav quotes from the book

cmlibrary_lmansfield Jul 22, 2017

A fascinating story about love, family expectations, and fate. The teenage main characters
are dealing with some serious issues on the day they meet. This book had me laughing and crying; a quick read and sweet story.

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twhitehead24
Jun 18, 2017

After reading "Everything, Everything" I had high expectations. The book was okay. Just not believable that all that happened did so in a day. The ending is hard to believe also. Did like Daniel's outlook on like and glad that he lived was trying to live his own dream as well as Natasha trying to make the best of her situation.

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vmcmorris
May 08, 2017

Really enjoyed the story of Natasha and Daniel and their one day together. The chapters for each character made this easy to read. All the events that fit together made this interesting. It would be a really good movie!

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Alirox02
Apr 26, 2017

Fact: Everything, Everything is everything.

Fact: The Sun is Also a Star is... not.

It's not bad, it's just not good either. The characters are fairly bland and their personalities are too largely influenced by their nationalities. It's great that Yoon tried to explore how different cultures are treated in America... but it ended up coming off as forced.

The ending was good though. It was really good.

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lologre
Apr 25, 2017

Un libro excelente con una hermosa historia de vida, amor y desden.

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brangwinn
Mar 25, 2017

One of the best young adults book I’ve read, this deals with the chance meeting of a Korean-American kid and an illegal immigrant from Jamaica. Is it fate or chance that brought Daniel, a senior who is expected to bring his parents’ American dream to reality, that of going to Yale and becoming a doctor, and Natasha, a senior who wants to be a data scientist together? It’s a very emotional day as Daniel and Natasha, form an instant bond, or at least Daniel does. What happens to them as Natasha tries (and fails) to figure out a way to keep them from being deported and Daniel comes to reject his parents’ dreams and make his life his own is wonderful, thought-provoking reading.

Cynthia_N Mar 20, 2017

Interesting read! I enjoyed it!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 03, 2017

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon explores the lives of Natasha and Daniel, two very different people with two very different views. Natasha believes in math and science, and Daniel believes in poetry, fate, and love at first sight. When their paths first crossed, I was a little skeptical about the insta-love theme. However, in this context, it’s not just extremely fitting, but it's super adorable. This book was something so special. Not only was it gooey and deliciously cheesy, but it was simultaneously heart-wrenching. I found myself rooting for these characters, and even though the scenario seems totally unrealistic, it also seems so real. It explores themes of racism and immigration, fate, and believing in the impossible. So compelling yet so light-hearted. This book will remain with me for a long time. Excited to read more of Yoon's work! 4.5/5 stars.
- @readbyA of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

VaughanPLKim Mar 01, 2017

This book shows us a day in the life of New Yorkers Natasha, whose family are illegal immigrants about to be deported to Jamaica, and Daniel, a would-be poet whose parents want him to be a doctor and to date only Korean girls. Much of the story revolves around chance and asks whether love at first sight is scientifically possible. A timely story for fans of romance.

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shayshortt
Feb 14, 2017

Observable Fact: You should never take long shots. Better to study the odds and take the probable shot. However, if the long shot is your only shot, then you have to take it.

AL_LAURA Aug 05, 2016

“I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.”

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shayshortt
Feb 14, 2017

Natasha is an undocumented Jamaican immigrant who has been in the United States since she was eight years old, and today is her last day in New York. Tonight, she and her family have to get on a plane and go back to Jamaica, all thanks to her father’s DUI. But Natasha is desperate to stay, to graduate high school, to go to college. Everything—her life, her future, almost all of her memories—is here. Daniel is the second son of hard-working South Korean immigrants. Today, he must put on his suit, cut his long hair, and put aside his dreams of being a poet. Today, he has an admissions interview for Yale University, where his parents expect him to study to become a doctor. When Natasha and Daniel’s paths cross, their romance is destined to end almost as soon as it begins. How much can you love in a single day?

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