A review by emilyannk94
The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon


It was ok. I like the diversity of the characters. However, from the description, I thought Natasha was going to be a lot more science-y than what she was in the book.

Also, I didn’t like the throw-in chapters of different characters, like Hannah Winter and Fitzgerald. I just didn’t think they were needed. And it also felt like the author forgot she gave Irene a chapter and had to include her somewhere else.

I do not like insta-love. This book takes place in 13 hours and I knew by page 50 they’d be saying “I love you” and making out by the halfway point. I get that the characters were experimenting with the 35 intimacy questions, but I just don’t see it happening.

However, that being said, I did like the time constraint of Natasha’s situation. Logically, I don’t think everything the character did would fit into 12 hours, but it was a sense of “will it happen?” Even though I guessed what was going to happen.

I see why young audiences will enjoy this book, but I don’t think Nicola Yoon’s work is for me. This is the second book I have read by her, and the hype doesn’t sit with me. Younger audiences though, will probably love this.