Staff Review: The Sun Is Also a Star
Natasha is going to be deported at 10pm tonight. Daniel has an interview that he isn't interested in attending as his parents are. Is it fate or coincidence that Natasha and Daniel meet this morning? To Natasha it is pure coincidence but for Daniel, it's meant to be. As the day unfolds and they learn more and more about one another, and one thing is for certain...they are drawn together in mysterious ways. Daniel wages a bet that he can make Natasha fall in love with him in one day. How will their future end up? The story takes us on an adventure throughout New York City, into the lives of both Natasha and Daniel, and give us insight on how we perceive others and how our perceptions can change at any moment.
This book was great from the start! This young adult novel has a lot packed into it's pages: race relations, immigration, familial relations, and love. The story is told from Daniel and Natasha's points of view along with a narrator who fills in for the other people affected by the story of the main characters. I listened to this on audio book and would highly recommend listening as the parts were very well cast, giving a unique voice to everyone. Not only does the overall story pull at your heartstrings but it also does a great job of making you ask yourself some big questions. The ending, in particular, I found to be very beautiful. I definitely recommend this book to teens and adults alike.