The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Book Review

Natasha is fighting to keep her family from being deported from the US to Jamaica. Daniel is trying to figure out what his future should be, especially as his older brother who has always been the golden boy is now in disgrace. Their meeting and the day they spend revolving in each other’s orbits changes both of them.

I love this book. I loved the way it is written, sometimes from Natasha’s perspective, sometimes from Daniel’s, sometimes giving us interesting facts, sometimes telling someone else’s story. Oh, so good.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – Book Review

Madeline is a 17-year-old who has lived most of her life sealed in a house only seeing her mother and nurse as she suffers from a several auto-immune disorder. Then the neighbours move in, including the intriguing boy Olly. They quickly befriend each other online, but is there any future for them?

I loved the way it read, the characters, the style of writing and the way it represented the use of computer talk and the like. But it was somewhat predictable, with elements that seemed to follow a very similar arc of other, similar books. I feel like Nicola Yoon has a great skill for creating these characters, and I look forward to seeing more in the future.