The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


I will admit: I was a little hesitant to read this book given the fact that I really didn’t enjoy Nicola Yoon’s other book, Everything, Everything. Also, Young Adult contemporary novels can be very hit or miss for me. I’m outside of their demographic now (which is probably why more and more of them are becoming misses) and I often find myself judging them through the lens of an adult; thinking about how I would do things differently or how a simple conversation would solve 90% of any given protagonist’s problems. Knowing that, I went into the book trying to remember it is from the point of view of two young teenagers at extremely volatile points in their lives.

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This book was enjoyable in the way that watching another rerun of your favorite sitcom is: it’s entertaining, but you never quite get the same enjoyment out of it as you used to. If you zone out and miss a few minutes, you don’t have to worry about rewinding since you already know what’s going to happen. It’s comfortable, and predictable, but still a fun ride. That’s what this book is to me: nothing extraordinary, a bit predictable, but overall a decently entertaining read.

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