Month: November 2016

Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

(This is going to be a short review as I’m currently suffering from eye strain and so shouldn’t really be on the computer…)

The Sun is Also A Star has been one of my favourite books this year – it’s been the kind of book I’ve been gasping out for!

When I read Everything Everything earlier this year, I loved Yoon’s writing but was not a fan of the ending – this book solidified my thinking that I love Yoon’s writing, but the ending of EE just didn’t work for me. The ending of this book, however, definitely did.

I don’t know much about Korean and Jamaican cultures, and I loved learning about them in this book. I loved how Yoon explored immigration culture in America from several perspectives. It’s not something I’ve explored much before and it’s such an interesting topic, portrayed well

My favourite thing about this book was the backstories of even minor characters – I’ve never seen this before and I LOVED it. Yoon’s quirky way of displaying the story has worked so well in both of her books so far.

A non-spoilery note on the ending: I really appreciated it, and I thought it was perfect.

Definitely one of my favourite books of the year (and that’s saying something!) and one you should definitely pick up at the nearest opportunity!

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