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Nicola Yoon has an undeniable talent for writing about the addictive first stages of love. In The Sun is Also A Star, as in her other novel, Everything Everything, she describes falling in love with such intoxicating detail that you find yourself floating along, pulsing with serotonin as if YOU’RE the one holding hands for the first time. Natasha and Daniel get so lost in each other that nothing else – even life-altering, heartbreaking events – can distract them. Readers that have experienced love get swept up in the nostalgia of those first few moments; younger readers on the cusp get lost in what’s still to come. Love is a complicated language, and Nicola Yoon is a translator. There are many other pieces to Sun that work – a strong female heroine more interested in science than destiny, a thoughtful male love interest that actually admits to thinking and feeling things (imagine that!), snapshots of immigration, culture clash, mental health, and the American dream – but what really stands out is the Love, with a capital L. The Sun is Also A Star could be a Netflix romcom drama. Find a comfortable place to binge while giggling and blushing. #nicolayoon #thesunisalsoastar #bookreview
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