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What soon-to-be-published book am I excited about right now?
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Available: November 1, 2016
From the author’s website:
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?
Why I’m looking forward to reading it: I enjoyed Yoon’s first novel Everything, Everything, which is currently being made into a movie. I’m curious to see how she will give the star-crossed lovers trope new life by bringing in immigration issues. Plus, I just love a good YA romance, especially one with multicultural characters and told from multiple points of view. If you haven’t read Everything, Everything, check it out while you wait for The Sun is Also a Star.