Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a StarThe Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG, what a great book!!! I listened to this audio book and the narrators were awesome! As Natasha, the voice of Bahni Turpin was so real - a young girl with anger, depressed with having to leave the home she has grown to love over the last 8 year and the voice of Raymond Lee as Daniel, the Korean American teen who falls in love with Natasha as he watches her jam out to music with her headphones and follows her and saves her from being hit by a car. Nicola Yoon has stated in interviews and written in her books how much her love for her husband is responsible for the love she writes about in her books. And readers agree, Yoon has crafted characters and a love story that grabs readers and you root for Natasha and Daniel as they make their way through their first day of knowing one another, taking romance quizzes on Daniel's iPhone, going places, taking trains, eating, dancing, kissing, meeting parents, confronting their realties---it ALL works. The voice of Dominic Hoffman helps the reader with histories, characters, realities. The book and audiobook were truly favorites for me; teens will love this book but the diversity of Natasha and Daniel's worlds makes it a must read for adults too; a great crossover book!

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