“Everyone here has seen everything before, and they don’t really care that it’s all new to you.”
If there’s anything reading Ms. Nicola Yoon’s works proves, it’s that she’s a truly creative, dynamic, sensitive writer who knows what it really means to think outside the box and offer the world of YA contemporaries/romance newness and diversity.
The Sun Is Also A Star is a whimsical story of fate and destiny approached in a scientific way and I think that’s pretty cool. I say whimsical because it almost reads like a fairytale especially with the different POVs, the insta-love, the serendipities and the heavy foreshadowing aspects of the novel.
I clearly understand now why many readers wouldn’t like it. A lot of its parts are quite unrealistic, even cheesy and the random POVs somehow made the narrations seem fragmented. In other words, it has quite a lot of flaws and yet I obviously still liked it. (I was also probably destined to like the book though no matter what because this was my husband’s birthday gift to me last year. ;))
Imagine a little girl with freckles, a smear of chocolate on her front tooth in a rumpled dress and yet still manages to look so adorable. That’s how I felt about the novel. Somehow for me, all those flawed elements put together made the entire story adorably insightful and well like fairytales, magical. I look forward to the next book the author releases. 😉