Today I thought I would give you a review of The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon. This was a book that I read in April, so if you want the synopsis, then you can check out my April Reads post!
The first thing to say is that when I first picked it up I wasn’t sure. It was another book that I bought on impulse and on the internets recommendation, but I am being completely honest with you when I tell you that it took me approximately 1 page to fall in love, which considering the topic of the book is quite ironic. I absolutely love Nicola Yoon’s style of writing and I am going to go and by Everything Everything as soon as humanly possible.
This book is amazing for a lot of reasons. Reason 1 is that the characters are diverse. The main characters are black and Korean and it covers in a lot of detail the struggles of being from different cultures. It also covers immigration. The author covered all of the topics so well and she even included topics such as marriage failure, affairs, making mistakes, cheating, suicide and probably a few other things that I failed to pick up on or remember. She did it all with such finesse and delicacy though that it really hit home. Reason 2 is that she made you fall in love with the characters (almost every single one of them) and then she brutally ripped your heart out. Yes it was one of those books. One of those that is all about love and while I am usually more into action and adventure with a little bit of romance, this was just outstanding. It also might sound slightly worrying that I confess to enjoy having my heart ripped out; that sort of thing is always a sign that it was a really good book. Reason 3 is, life I mentioned before, Nicola Yoon’s writing style. I loved the short chapters and all of the little extra bits of information put in. She also managed to write a book from several different points of view. This is always quite hard to do and only works when done properly. She definitely did it properly though and showing both sides of the story plus a little extra really made the story what it is.
I don’t know what kind of things you like to read, but regardless I genuinely think that everyone should read this because not only is it an amazing and heart breaking story, but it also explains in great detail almost everything that is wrong with todays society. Have any of you read it? If you have then I would be really interested to know because I need someone to talk to about it! It was just so amazing and I just need to word vomit about it! To summarise all of this: read it! It is amazing and it has to be read by everyone.
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