AfroBoricua Reads Book Reviews: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a StarThe Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Won a copy from Barnes & Noble. No spoilers

I read this book after the US presidential election and I’m so glad I did.

I find it so hard to read contemporary but the synopsis pulled me in. This is a story of immigrants and how everything and everyone connects back to them. I’ve always thought of books as a coping skill, and this book is like a balm that filled every crack in my heart.

Natasha and her family remind me of my family a bit, my father is a immigrant from the islands and he is a lot like Natasha’s father. Natasha is stubborn and set in her ways, she doesn’t have time for dreams only facts. So many people have this idea of the American Dream but, Natasha is done with that her only concern is trying not to get deported back to a country she barely knows until she meets Daniel.

Daniel is a total dreamer and has no interest in what his Korean immigrants parents have planned for him. He is a dreamboat (I don’t use terms like this lightly) and he just wants to be who he is and not the stereotype.

I just loved this book wholeheartedly, Nicola Yoon painted a wonderful story of love and hope and i think a lot of people need that right now.

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