The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Hi, I am Sarah. I am fourteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by authors’ creations of magnificent places and surprising havens built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.
Do you believe in true love?
Natasha doesn’t. She believes in science. She believes in the cold hard facts and the cold hard truth – and yet that doesn’t stop her from wishing for the impossible, for some miracle to stop her family from getting deported today.
Daniel does. He’s the aspiring doctor who wants to be a poet, the dreamer who falls in love with Natasha and thinks that it’s worth it, the one on the path of parental appeasement who believes in the search for happiness.
Do you believe in the Universe?
Natasha thinks everything is cause and effect. Things aren’t meant to be. The “Universe” doesn’t make things happen; your life is a chain of events that begins when you’re born and ends when you die.
But Daniel thinks that somehow fate has led them together, to meet on this path of destiny, that the Universe is making something and that something is meant to be.
Nicola Yoon illustrates a playful, passionate meeting of chance in the middle of New York, where Natasha and Daniel’s paths are inevitably heading in opposite directions – but, whether it be fate or not, romance might be in the works.
And who knows? Maybe love can be described by science. Maybe meeting Daniel is the cause and Natasha can’t help the effect that comes next.