The sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon is a romance novel. The novel is about two young adults in love; Natasha and Daniel and is set in New York.
Natasha and her family are illegal immigrants living in America. They move there because Natasha’s father, Samuel, is an actor and America had better acting opportunities than their home country, Jamaica though, Samuel gives up on acting and starts working odd jobs to provide for his family. One day, he gets a role in a play. After the play, he is pulled over by police and in his drunken state, he spills his personal information to the police officer. He somehow manages to mention how he and his family are illegal inhabitants. The government then orders their deportation. Natasha then takes it upon herself to stop the deportation. On her way to meet someone who could help her out, she meets Daniel.
Daniel who is on his way for an interview for a spot at Yale University meets Natasha and is captivated by her beauty. He follows her around for a while.
Eventually, they start talking and Daniel tells Natasha that he can make her fall in love with him, scientifically. Natasha is skeptical but also intrigued so she accepts. She gives him an hour to make her fall in love with him and Daniel happily accepts the challenge.
My favorite character is Natasha; I was fond of how blunt she was. She always told the truth without sugarcoating anything. I also liked how determined she was; she never let anything stand in her way.
My most memorable scene was when Daniel and Natasha caught her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend shoplifting in a record store. The whole scene was hilarious.
The biggest lesson learned is that we should always make the most of what we are given. Natasha and Daniel had only one day together but they made it the best day of their lives. I think this would be a great read for teenagers who enjoy faced paced romances.
BY MELISSA JOAN