{Story Diary} The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Sep 6, 2016

the sun is also a star nicola yoon black japanese repThe Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Young Adult Contemporary
November 1, 2016 from Delacorte Press

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?


"The sun is also a star, and it's our most important one. That alone should be worth a poem or two."

--Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also A Star (ARC pg. 178)


NYC, New York

"[T]he city looks orderly and planned, as if all of it was created at one time for one purpose. When you're inside it, though, it feels like chaos." 

-- Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also A Star (ARC pg. 313)



"Kissing is just another way of talking except without the words."

--Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also A Star (ARC pg. 182)


"The atoms in my body align themselves with the atoms in his. It's the way I knew he was still in the lobby today." 

--Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also A Star (ARC pg. 261)

Points for science metaphors!

"Touching him is order and chaos, like being assembled and disassembled at the same time." 

--Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also A Star (ARC pg. 261)


"God is the connection of the very best part of us."

--Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also A Star (ARC pg. 272)

**Quotes are taken from an uncorrected advanced review copy and is subject to change in final copy**

no woman, no cry // bob marley
yellow ledbetter // pearl jam
fell on black days // soundgarden

"Observable Fact: I don't believe in magic.
Observable Fact: We are magic."

--Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also A Star (ARC pg. 170)


nicolaNicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.



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