Read: Novel Explores the Lives of Two Teenagers in Search of Independence

Can two people meet, fall in love and plan an uncertain future all in the space of one fateful day?  The Sun is Also a Star presents Natasha and Daniel, teenagers living in New York City, whose very different worlds collide during one roller-coaster ride of a day. Scientifically-minded Natasha is an undocumented immigrant from Jamaica on the verge of deportation; Daniel is a first-generation Korean American, who dreams of being a poet rather than the doctor his parents insist he become. Both yearn for a life of independence while struggling with family expectations. Neither expects to meet a stranger and find a soul mate.  This beautiful and timely novel, told from a multitude of perspectives, is Nicola Yoon’s second book for young adults and will delight not only its target audience but also those who are young at heart.

Heather Meyer
Hennepin County Library – Eden Prairie