Book Review: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Huge thanks to Penguin Random House for sending me a review copy of The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon and Thank you too to  JM from Revelations of a Book Freak for sharing my feels with this book!

28763485Timeless. Scientific. Destiny. Coincidence. And Fate. This book brings the little butterflies in my stomach within the time span of 24 hours. I love how Nicola Yoon creates her characters with these unique personalities that will mend and harmonize with the other character’s personality. She gives us a wide diverse perspective on love, that love is not for those who are only in the same races, or in the same culture or sharing the same tradition. Love is skeptical. It can be everywhere. It can be on anyone. 

How could you imagine where everything you do has a meaning? Like, you are being late because someone you used to know stumbled upon you and you had a disaster on your supposed to be appointment, then before you know it, you are hating your day without knowing that without those events, you wouldn’t meet an outstanding and sincere someone that could change your life, your decision and even perspective in love?

star1That’s what happened to Natasha. A girl who believe only on scientific way of living, where chemistry is being produced by serotonin to dopamine and a mixture of what people called attraction, lust and then love without knowing that those elements are factors to some feelings that you couldn’t explain. Nicola Yoon collides two characters with the element of time, destinies and fate all in once. 

 She entranced and believe that every action leads to another action whether it would be good or bad, if it is meant to happen, it will happen. You wouldn’t just know when or how or why because the things that really have a great impact on your life are the events that you didn’t see coming that will come along the way. And that’s how Nicola Yoon perfected the art of writing by exuding and executing an exemplary and star-2unbelievable story that will touch its reader’s heart.

Honestly, I was going to give this book between 3.5 stars to 4 stars when I was reading it. I am no way halfway on the book nor finishes it yet. And I am glad that I give the book a chance and finished it till the end. I was expecting that there will be a profound, outstanding happily ever after but Nicola Yoon gives us a glimpse of what life is about and what could happen or the consequences of every person’s action when they choose love at some point of time.

What I learned from this book is that no matter what kind of decision you choose from hereafter, if it is meant to be, it is meant to be. Unless, otherwise, you make it happen for yourself and the universe will all be fixated and transcendence your will to make it star3happen. A person’s life is full of mysteries and surprises, you don’t know what the world has to offer and what would you become.

The Sun Is Also A Star offers a huge realization when it comes to the philosophical way of living. It gives you hope, love, courage, and most of all, it gives you magic within yourself. Nicola Yoon brought us a diverse kind of story, you may hate the story, you may like the story or you may not feel the story. But I will tell you this, The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon is magical. It may not give the day they want for love but it will give you a lifetime to love yourself back and find yourself within the number of years. And when you are ready, you will soon find your love again. It will find you. 


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7353006Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.

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