2016 National Book Award Longlist, Young People's Literature

Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star
The Sun Is Also a Star
(Delacorte Press / Penguin Random House)
ISBN: 978-0553496680

National Book Foundation: Who did you write this book for?
Nicola Yoon: I wrote this book for anyone who's ever desperately searched for meaning. For everyone who asks the big questions. For all the dreamers and questioners.


 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? 

About the Author

Nicola Yoon’s first novel, Everything, Everything, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. The Sun is Also a Star is her second novel.


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