It is time for another book review. this time I have finally read one of the most hyped YA books of all time, The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. Let’s do this.
I think I may be the only person in the world who doesn’t love Nicola Yoon’s books. I just don’t quiet click with the writing of them and it means that I struggle to connect to the story a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the actual story, I just didn’t enjoy physically reading it.
I really don’t know what it is about her writing that I don’t love. but I had similar issues with Everything, Everything when I read it a couple of years ago. I just don’t connect with her writing. Which is so stupid. Switching perspectives doesn’t bother me, unusual formats don’t bother me, the general style doesn’t bother me, and so I am just really confused as to why I don’t enjoy reading these books.
Especially seeing’s as I really enjoyed the storyline in this book. I am not usually one for insta-love or obviously doomed romances, but I found myself really rooting for this one. I was actually hoping that there would be some sort of miracle that would mean that Daniel and Natasha weren’t separated. I wanted her to stay. I also really liked that we got to see the butterfly effect style consequences of daily life. I loved that we saw how one action effects another and how one person can change another’s story in a heartbeat. I just thought that this was really unique and I wasn’t expecting this element at all.
I also really loved the characters. I loved how real both Daniel and Natasha felt. I was amazed by how we got to know them over the course of just a single day. I loved that we got to witness how much they changed each other in just a short space of time. And I actually found their relationship and connection to each other felt really real and genuine. I was worried going into this book that things would feel forced or that there just wouldn’t feel like there was any connection. But it really wasn’t the case. I ended up really liking their relationship.
All in all, I did enjoy the storyline and the characters. I just don’t know what it is about Yoon’s writing that I don’t love. hopefully, over time, I will grow to like it.
4 out of 5
Have you read any of Yoon’s books? I really wish I knew what it is that I don’t connect with. because by all standards I should have flipping loved every second of reading this book. but I just didn’t. oh well, nothing I can really do about it. I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.