The Sun Is Also A Star

The Sun Is Also A Star

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Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.
Publisher: New York : Ember, 2019
Edition: First Ember edition
ISBN: 9780553496710
0553496719
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION Yoon
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 21 cm

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sjpl_megan Mar 26, 2021

The first song on the album, "the 1", sets the tone and centers around the nostalgic remembrance of myths and lost loves. Taylor contemplates an alternate life in which her old wishes had “come true” and resulted in a life with an ex-lover.

Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.

Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.


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Barrie_Teen_Lists Mar 24, 2021

This movie focuses on two different characters from two different lifestyles. It takes place over a short period of time, showing how the two young adults lives became intertwined. The movie shows how they met by fate but found each other again years later out of desire and excitement. Daniel Bae, a young college bound Korean student, is one of the protagonists in thismovie. His family wants him to go to Yale and become a doctor however, Daniel wishes to pursue his love of poetry. His father and brother do not support his ambitions. Although at home he follows a typical Korean lifestyle, he only wants to live the life of a “normal” American teen. Natasha Kingsley is a Jamaican-American. She was born in Jamaica, but her family moved to New York City when she was only 8 years old. Although her family is facing deportation, she remains optimistic. On her final day in New York, she makes a final attempt to delay or stop her family’s deportation. This is when she meets Daniel.

When they meet again and again throughout the day Daniel believes that it is fate. Natasha doesn’t believe in fate or destiny. With only hours to spare before her
deportation, Natasha deems Daniel and his romantic ideas unnecessary. Later, about to cross the street Natasha fails to see a car coming directly at her. Whether it be luck, destiny, fate, or whatever else it may be, Daniel is there to knock her out.

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haileehenny
Mar 12, 2021

The book The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon tells the story of Natasha, an undocumented immigrant, and Daniel, a Korean American aspiring poet with an extremely competitive family. The two of them meet and eventually become close. Throughout the story, Natasha's and Daniel's cultures play a large role in their lives, impacting their journey and growth. This book explores themes of connection between all things and how actions can have huge unintended consequences. This novel is a great read for anyone who enjoys stories of young romance and characters stepping into their cultures. I recommend this book to readers 12+.

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em_gv
Mar 12, 2021

Read this in 2018, really enjoyed it at the time.

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lkim17
Mar 10, 2021

Meeting by chance on a fateful day in New York, two lives become intertwined amidst their respective struggles in life. Author Nicola Yoon weaves together a unique novel in The Sun is Also a Star. While on his way to an interview, Daniel meets Natasha, who is meeting an attorney to fight against her family being deported to Jamaica. Daniel and Natasha share many moments, from light-hearted ones to emotional ones. Both’s families are described to be seekers of the American dream, from different backgrounds and different priorities. The two spend the day together, falling in love and ultimately being driven apart. However, years later, on a plane ride, Natasha and Daniel reunite once again. This book is best suited for fans of realistic fiction and romance.

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amberhen
Mar 05, 2021

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, follows the romance between two 17 year olds: Natasha and Daniel. They meet unexpectedly on the streets of New York, and their story progresses from there. Themes of intertwining culture, assimilation, connections, and the "American dream" are found within the plot. Personally, I found that this book became more intriguing as I continued to read, and I even felt a connection to several of the characters. Overall, it is a fun read with valuable perspective, and I recommend this book!

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Alicorn1
Mar 05, 2021

The Sun is Also a Star is an absolutely extraordinary book! The writing and characters pulled me in and I was amazed how, over the span of twenty-four hours, every single event in the book connected to each other in one way or another. In this modern world, Natasha and Daniel meet in the most unexpected ways. Natasha is devastated that she and her family are going to be deported to Jamaica in less than twenty-four hours and Daniel is hesitant about the future his parents had laid out for him. After a series of fateful events, Natasha and Daniel begin to understand each other and the meaning of love. I really enjoyed reading about Natasha's cynical views of the world and Daniel's belief in fate because their differing perspectives had me thinking about the definition of love and how love can change people in even the smallest of ways. I would recommend this book for anyone who loves romance and philosophy!

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LycheeLily
Mar 03, 2021

I couldn’t stop smiling after completing this wonderful novel. Nicola Yoon has pieced together an inspiring story of life, dreams, and love that carefully touches on heavy subjects like racial stereotypes, breakups, and tense family ties. On the day this story is set, Daniel and Natasha cross paths, causing their lives to change in wholly different ways than they had initially expected. I absolutely love the relationship these two 17-year-olds form; there was just the right amount of romance between Daniel’s poetic words and Natasha’s scientific thoughts. In addition to this romance are flashbacks, scientific and historical facts, and stories of the other characters Daniel and Natasha meet. I especially enjoyed these short side stories because they offered me new perspectives and made me realize that everybody else has a history and a story to tell. The short chapters only added to the amazing plot, allowing me to absorb this book in a short span of time. I recommend this book to everybody, though I think people interested in reading about romance, some sci-fi, history, relationships, and destiny would enjoy the book the most. A must read!

SAPL_Teens Feb 23, 2021

Even though there are SOOO many five star reviews for this novel, I just had to add my own review to say: stop what you are doing and read this book!! What can I say? Nicola Yoon is a master at writing the ultimate rom-com. Natasha is getting deported and Daniel is on his way to a meeting with Yale, but the day does not go how either one of them expects it to go. I loved how the chapters jumped around from character to character, even the side ones, and I felt utterly transported into this world. It brings up issues like destiny and fate and science and love. I think lots of people would see themselves in this story. Read it today! 5/5 stars - SAPL Read It & Review Contributor

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ciyer24
Feb 19, 2021

Nicola Yoon’s second best-selling novel*, The Sun is Also a Star, is a very captivating romantic novel. It’s about a girl named Natasha, and a boy named Daniel. Natasha’s going to a lawyer to see if she can prevent her family from getting deported to Jamaica. Daniel’s parents are encouraging him to enroll in a prestigious medical college, so he’s heading to a college interview. I like that this book is realistic; the characters go through experiences that likely happen in the real world, and their situations are very plausible. I also like that the book refers to topics like immigration, interracial relationships, and the American Dream. Lastly, I like that there are different perspectives in the book; some of them are Natasha’s, some of them are Daniel’s, and some of them from random characters, like Natasha’s father. It was slightly confusing for me to know from whose perspective a chapter was written, but other than that, I highly recommend this book.
*Her first best-selling novel is Everything, Everything. I suggest you read that too.

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

This book is proof that destiny is really, and that love lasts forever.

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“Observable Fact: I don't believe in magic.
Observable Fact: We are magic.”
― Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“Having dreams never killed anybody.”
― Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?”
― Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.”
― Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“I don't believe in love."

"It's not a religion," he says. "It exists whether you believe in it or not.”
― Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“We are capable of big lives. A big history. Why settle? Why choose the practical thing, the mundane thing? We are born to dream and make the things we dream about.”
― Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love with yourself.”
― Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

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nhph6982
Aug 27, 2020

"I don’t care what she says about love and chemicals. This will not fade away. This is more than chemistry." -- Daniel

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SugaFreeKookiez
May 06, 2020

"Probably I shouldn't stare at her legs, but they're great (the third greatest pair I've ever seen). I want to touch them as much as I want to keep talking to her (maybe a little more), but there are no circumstances under which she would let me do that." -Daniel pg. 123

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miraellie
Apr 08, 2020

“Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love with yourself.”

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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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