Book Review Club: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon #YA #multicultural #review

The Sun Is Also a Star coverThe Sun Is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon
Ember, 2019
Young Adult

This is a multiracial young adult romance. Daniel, a Korean American teen about to start college, meets Natasha, an immigrant from Jamaica, who is about to be deported. Daniel is immediately smitten, and they spend a whirlwind of a day in New York as Natasha attempts to find an immigration attorney who can stop the deportation.

Both kids are delightful. Daniel has a quirky sense of self-deprecating humor. He loves writing poetry. Natasha wants to study science, and thinks of everything in scientific terms. This a classic case of opposites attract.

I enjoyed the story. However, the story behind the deportation involves Natasha’s father’s appearance in the play A Raisin in the Sun, which I read earlier this year. It helped me to understand her father, as he is much like the son in the play.

The author also does a good job of showing both sides of the immigration story, with Daniel’s family being legal and Natasha’s being undocumented. She is a classic Dreamer, with intelligence and ambition, the kind of kid we should want in this country.

I enjoyed the book very much.

Linda McLaughlin

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Dangerous Beauty, Sexy Beast
by Dariel Raye
Fantasy Multicultural Romance
Release Date: May 8, 2018
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Dangerous Beauty, Sexy Beast

Drayden saved Treva’s life, but her incessant need for vengeance could mean the end of his.

Thirteen years after the brutal murder of Treva Evers’ entire family, a cloaked stranger shows up just in time to save her from the same fate. When he disappears as quickly as he appeared, she is drawn into an underworld replete with magic and long forgotten customs, a place where nothing is as it seems, including her mysterious savior, and every word or action could result in brutal consequences.


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