The Sun Is Also a Star

Finalist, National Book Awards 2016 for Young People's Literature

The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon book cover
ISBN 9780553496680
Delacorte Press / Penguin Random House
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Nicola Yoon

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. More about this author >

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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?

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Like sunlight through a prism, The Sun Is Also a Star is a singular love story told through numerous luminous voices. Skillfully examining ideas of coincidence and fate, the random connections and seemingly small moments that somehow determine our futures, this kaleidoscopic novel shifts and shimmers, unsettles and unmoors, until its brilliant and satisfying conclusion.


Nicola Yoon reads from The Sun Is Also a Star at the 2016 National Book Awards Finalists Reading