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Yoon’s second novel lands beyond stars

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Nicola Yoon releases her second novel,

Nicola Yoon releases her second novel, "The Sun is Also a Star" following the success of her first book, "Everything, Everything."

Caroline Stiefbold

Caroline Stiefbold

Nicola Yoon releases her second novel, "The Sun is Also a Star" following the success of her first book, "Everything, Everything."

Caroline Stiefbold

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I was instantly intrigued by Nicola Yoon’s “The Sun is Also a Star” because of the title. Well that and my love of YA Romance novels. But from the moment I read the title, I knew this book would be different. And it was.

While “The Sun is Also a Star” does contain the star-crossed lover aspect that the hopeless romantic in me loves, it dives deeper beneath the surface.

Twisted in throughout the book is a touching immigration story. While the love between Natasha and Daniel was heart-warming, Natasha’s story as an immigrant is what really touched my heart.

Yoon took a topic frequently debated in our current political climate and was able to incorporate it beautifully in a way that further drew my attention to the topic, but didn’t overwhelm me and make it the sole focus of the book.

The connection between Natasha and Daniel instantly made me feel as though I was their friend. I was fully invested in their story when they first met. By drawing her readers into their relationship, Yoon does a wonderful job of making Natasha’s immigration problems hit closer to home. I’ve seen stories on the news, I’ve read articles, but Natasha’s story seemed to touch me even more than those of immigrants in similar situations.

This is why “The Sun is Also a Star” is a masterpiece. Not because of the star-crossed love story. Because of the connection between the characters and readers. Because of the reality Yoon creates.

With this novel, Yoon reached for the stars and landed far beyond them.

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