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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New #YA Release: The Cats of Cullaby Creek by @kimkasch

Please welcome Kimbra Kasch, who is here to share her new release: The Cats of Cullaby Creek, a young adult romantic mystery. (I couldn’t resist posting the animated version of the cover. Love watching the fog swirl in.)

Cullaby Cats animationThe Cats of Cullaby Creek
by Kimbra Kasch
RELEASE DATE: January 21, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-62135-483-3

Think “The Animorphs” Grown Up


When Savannah meets Kyle, its love at first sight. And why wouldn’t it be? He’s perfect, as far as she can tell. But Kyle appears whenever things go wrong. Maybe he isn’t everything she thought he was. It’s a complete mystery until she discovers the water in Cullaby Creek is being bottled and sold as vitamin “infused” water. Mistic Water promises the impossible. And then, like a magical elixir, it delivers. People who drink it feel younger, smarter, faster…healthier. But it doesn’t take long before side effects hit. Literally. The secret has to be in the water…or is it something more?


Kim KaschAuthor Bio:

I’m a writer who grew up in a family with 9 kids and only 1 TV so I spent my days reading and, later, writing. I love books… maybe because I never got to pick TV shows we watched. But I’d run home after school to catch the last fifteen minutes of Dark Shadows

I still love to run…and read. My favorite romance novels are The Hunger Games…okay, I know, it’s a survival book but it’s really all about romance. Then there were the series: Twilight, Fifty Shades, and more but I also love paranormal, horror and even light books like Dewey the Small Town Library Cat… Mainly, I just love to read… and write.

Find Kim online at:

Amazon Author Page, Website, Blog, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest and Twitter: @kimkasch.