Book Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

My review: 5 of 5 stars

Hopelessly romantic and though-provoking, The Sun is Also a Star is a beautiful read. At first, the staccato rhythm created by the short chapters and varying points-of-view was difficult to follow. Once I caught the flow of the narrative, however, I was hooked. The book manages to be humorous and light while broaching heavy subjects such as race, religion, and immigration. I fell in love with the main characters and their witty banter. The Sun is Also a Star is a clever book that is ultimately about interconnections. How we are all effected by each other in ways we might not even notice. Highly recommended for fans of contemporary young adult romance. Please note: Due to language and sexual references, this book may not be suitable for all teens.


“Carl Sagan said that if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe” (p. 1).

“Desperation translates into every language” (p. 18).

“The poetic heart is not to be trusted with long-term decision-making” (p. 102).

“If people who were actually born here had to prove they were worthy to live in America, this would be a much less populated country” (p. 112).

*I received this book in my UPPERCASE shipment, a young adult mail-order book club.

Author: Allie

I was a Children's Librarian for 8 years and worked in Administration for several more. I love blogging about books, information, and other library related topics. Most of my blogs are book reviews.