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The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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 b
rought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

My thoughts 
I am a bit ashamed to admit that Nicola's first book passed me by so this was my encounter with her writing. I adored it and am kicking myself that it took so long for me to discover her writing.

I found it an unusual book in the way in which it was told but after a few chapters I was completely hooked in. It is the story of about a Jamaican girl about to be deported and a Korean-American boy who falls in love with her from the first time he sets eyes on her.

I loved that the book gave a human face to immigrants. Natasha's family is facing imminent deportation  and seeing the heartbreak and upset it causes first hand is really eye opening. 

The story itself is absolutely captivating and I found myself more and more drawn in as the story unfolds. The love between the two main characters is really sweet and while I'm not a huge fan of insta-love stories it works in this case.

An awesome read I adored and thoroughly recommend.