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Grades 7 - 12Grades 2 - 5n/a4.7n/a

The dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything (in theaters now!), will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!

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?


The #1 New York Times Bestseller
A National Book Award Finalist
A 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor Book

A New York Times Notable Book
A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the Year
A POPSUGAR Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A Booklist Editor's Choice
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
An Amazon Best Book of the Year

Recipient of the John Steptoe New Talent Award
A Walter Award Honor Book

"Beautifully crafted."--People Magazine

"A book that is very much about the many factors that affect falling in love, as much as it is about the very act itself . . . fans of Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, will find much to love—if not, more—in what is easily an even stronger follow up." —Entertainment Weekly

"Transcends the limits of YA as a human story about falling in love and seeking out our futures." —

ISBN-10: 0552574244
ISBN-13: 9780552574242
9 Book Reviews
  • girlpower4ever
    girlpower4everSunday, May 30, 2021 at 3:36 pm44 starsFeatured
    This book is as bright and beautiful as the stars in the night sky! The Sun is Also a Star is narrated by Daniel and Natasha, two characters with very different personalities. While Daniel is poetic and believes in the power of dreams and love, Natasha thinks scientific facts and a reliable, structured life are enough. But when they meet one fateful day in New York City, their lives are changed forever by each other. The author, Nicola Yoon, has always been great with representation in her books, and this novel doesn't disappoint: The Sun is Also a Star is racially diverse and explores unique life situations, such as Natasha being an illegal immigrant living in the United States. The main thing I disliked about the book was that, even though there were 300+ pages, the story is just one day of Daniel and Natasha's lives. And in just those 24 hours, Daniel and Natasha somehow fell in love and knew they were meant to be. The point of the book was to justify "love at first sight," but it just wasn't understandable to me and often seemed cheesy. Luckily, Yoon is a skilled enough writer for the story to not be excruciatingly slow. I was still able to enjoy the story. This is definitely a very real story about how nothing is ever predictable. I would recommend it to teen readers looking for romance and rumination!
    • bobthekitty
      bobthekittyMonday, July 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm55 stars
      I love this book, and I can't wait to see the movie, the way the author writes the book explaining Natasha's troubles really opens my eyes to see how many problems there are in the world dealing with illegal immigration.
      • catpath13
        catpath13Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:52 pm
        This book examines the United State's unfair immigration policies through a 17-year-old girl, Natasha Kingsley's last day in New York City before her family is deported. In addition, the themes of mental health, dreams, and immigrant families are explored.
        • gibson2018
          gibson2018Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:08 am44 stars
          Before this book I had read Everything Everything and I loved it! So I decided to try it and it was very good. If you have read Everything Everything I recremend it.
          • dojemiwysurovu
            dojemiwysurovuFriday, February 15, 2019 at 7:00 am
            I love this book it is a very good book filled with twist and turns.
            • giannimillion
              giannimillionFriday, April 27, 2018 at 7:17 am55 stars
              this book is very touching even though i'm with Natasha i'm her I'm just into school not love or anything else.
              • popman123
                popman123Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:04 am55 stars
                Amazing but a little hard to keep track of who you are reading about.
                • Cory ETuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm
                  This book is SO amazing!! I instantly fell in love with Daniel and Natasha. The characters are just so real, relatable, and honest. This novel has it all....humor, drama, romance, and a dash of suspense. I could not put it down and even cried at the end. Yeah, I am a guy and I cried at the end of this eye opening, inspiring, and amazing story! There, I said it.
                  • aurora19
                    aurora19Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:37 pm55 starsFeatured
                    This book was unbelievably incredible! I laughed and cried and I haven't stopped thinking about it. The characters were delightful, unique, flawed and oh so real. The book discussed race, poverty, immigration, grief, lost dreams, infidelity, fate and the incredible powers of love. I think Nicola Yoon is one of my new favorite authors.