The Sun Is Also a Star

Nicola Yoon

fiction contemporary romance young adult
emotional lighthearted medium-paced

386 pages | first published 2016

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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emotional 75%
hopeful 65%
lighthearted 45%
reflective 36%
funny 29%
inspiring 27%
sad 24%
adventurous 21%
challenging 8%
relaxing 6%
informative 4%
tense 1%


medium 51%
fast 46%
slow 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2%

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