COINCIDENCE (Ko-Inky-dinks) plays a HUGE part in this story. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicole Yoon.
I loved it.
|Look! The cover illustration is made with thread and pins!|
Natasha is trying, one more time, to find a way to keep her family in America. She's got a LOT of anger going on, and a lot of desperation.
Daniel has to go to an interview with a Yale alum as he starts on the journey to do exactly what his parents want - go to Second Best College, be doctor. It's NOT what he wants.
They meet. Daniel pulls Natasha back from a near collision. They have coffee. Daniel suggests a scientific experiment into romance. Natasha keeps secrets. Daniel introduces Natasha to his ridiculous jerk of a big brother and his stiff-necked father. Bit players have their moment in the spotlight.
Hope SPRINGS!! Love (?) - possibly. Will all be well? Will kindness and happiness prevail?
That would be telling. So, just know this; in a world of books that swing readers through life and death explosions of violent soaked action, a book like this is a gift. It is no less exciting and no less suspenseful - just quieter and so much more possible.