The Sun Is Also A StarBook - 2016
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AL_KATI Aug 03, 2016
All I can say is that I have the feels after reading this book. It's full of gorgeous writing, and it makes you realize your actions have consequences you may not even realize. Likely going to be one of my favorite books of the year!
Natasha loves facts and Daniel is the perfect son--no one would think they could get along. But when they meet, sparks fly. But Natasha's family is to be deported to Jamaica in 12 hours.
Natasha and Daniel may be fated together, when they bump into one another on the street. But will they be able to find out, knowing Natasha and her family will be deported to Jamaica the following day?
Star-crossed lovers meet on the street...but one of them is about to be deported to Jamaica the next day.
AL_CATHERINE Nov 30, 2016
This book is beautifully written and addresses some timely topics, however, I felt like it also fell prey to some of the well-loved (by some) tropes and cliches that we see all too often in YA. "I don't want to be a doctor because I have the soul of a poet" or "I find myself consum... Read More »
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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.
“I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.”
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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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