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.
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