The Sun Is Also a Star

  • by Nicola Yoon
  • Narrated by Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman
  • 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Natasha
I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story.
Daniel
I've always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents' high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store - for both of us.
The Universe
Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, November 2016 - I was on maternity leave over the summer when I received an early copy of The Sun Is Also a Star. Thankfully my mom was around that day to watch the baby, because I couldn't put it down. Not only is Nicola Yoon answering the call for more diversity in YA literature, she is also creating compelling, honest, and memorable characters in her fiction. The Sun Is Also a Star, which is a finalist for the National Book Award, is told from the alternating perspectives of two teenagers - one a Korean American boy who is on the "doctor tract" despite his proclivity for poetry; the other a Jamaican girl who is desperately trying to save her family from their imminent deportation. Over a single day, we watch how fate weaves its way into their lives. I recently got to listen to the audiobook, narrated by Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, and Dominic Hoffman - whose performances ensure Yoon's work will soon become essential listening. —Katie, Audible Editor

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Customer Reviews

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Amazing

It's amazing I cried so much I loved it more than I have loved any book I wish the end had like another chapter explaining but then the magic would be lost it changed the way I looked at life
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Surprisingly Calming

Beautiful book full of possibilities. Lovely to read about POC characters but wish the Jamaican accents were better. Overall interesting and surprisingly calming.
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- Kellis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2016
  • Publisher: Listening Library