Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Sun is Also a Star

If I was a young adult author, I would feel dejected reading Nicola Yoon's The Sun is Also a Star. Man, this is good! So smart and romantic with incredible plotting that ties everything up.

Natasha is independent, scientific, and about to be deported back to Jamaica. Daniel is dutiful, poetic, and on track to being a success. Neither is looking for love when their paths cross, but sometimes the universe has other plans.

Do yourself a favor and listen to the audiobook. The accents by actors Bahni Turpin and Raymond Lee are amazing and add so much to the story. Having lived in both South Korea and the Caribbean, I loved that the protagonists came from these underrepresented areas in YA fiction. And I'm happy to add this book to my too short list of novels with male Asian love interests. Daniel might even be too perfect, but that is a ridiculous quibble. This is an awesome book.

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