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: [Place of publication not identified] : Delacorte, 2016
ISBN: 9780553496680
0553496689
9780553496697
0553496697
Branch Call Number: YA YOON
Characteristics: 384 pages ; 21 cm

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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?

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.

Star-crossed lovers meet on the street...but one of them is about to be deported to Jamaica the next day.

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ArapahoeKati 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!

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ArapahoeCatherine 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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kwsmith
Jul 01, 2018

This dazzling teen romance features clever writing, likable characters, and a tiny bit of quantum physics. I particularly enjoyed the book's interesting take on the well-worn theme of tragic love at first sight. If you enjoy John Green's popular books, you'll probably enjoy this one too.

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Constitution11
Mar 19, 2018

I really liked this book. The idea behind it is great, and I love all the different perspectives as well. I was caught by surprise at first, but then I was completely pulled into it. Love all the scientific facts, too! Totally recommend!

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skdawson
Mar 08, 2018

This YA Romance emphasizes how even if we don't know it, even the smallest of gestures can have huge impacts on people's lives. I loved the interconnectivity and the brutal honesty of the characters.

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cklkjs
Jan 06, 2018

Yoon's writing is so creative and new, I don't really care what the plot is because I know I'll enjoy it regardless. Yoon is also doing so much for diverse stories and really knows how to write teenage characters.

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callmeyoyo
Jan 05, 2018

All I have to say about this books is, it was amazing. I loved it so much I finished in just 2 days

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pink_fox_320
Dec 24, 2017

This book switches perspectives seamlessly and focuses on certain things in great detail, which adds an interesting aspect to the story. It really shows you how your actions can have such big consequences too. It's a fun read. But, it's unrealistic that these strangers would happen to run into each other and fall in love in just one day.

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kashika
Oct 19, 2017

"The Sun is Also a Star" is a really good book, it is not as well written as "Everything Everything"
but it still is a wonderful experience. Some pros of this wonderful book are, Many details & Real-life likely situation (except the fall in love in a day thing). Nichola Yoon is a wonderful writer I wish for more books from her.

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lucyowen
Oct 18, 2017

After first reading "Everything Everything", I was excited for this book. I hoped it would be just as fun, well-written, dramatic, and have a good plot. Well, the idea of the story is good and the problem is realistic, but I think the relationships between the characters moved too quickly. I was expecting a build up, but it happened all so fast. Not an ending that I like, but it's a good teen read. The author has done other pieces that are better. It's worth reading, but a bit predictable.

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annagraceiaboni
Oct 09, 2017

Quick read because it is entertaining. Some laugh out loud funny moments and a fun story overall!

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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

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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.

ArapahoeLaura 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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