Sunday, 19 March 2017
The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
On the day she and her family are to be deported, Natasha embarks on a last ditch effort to have the order rescinded. That same day, Daniel sets out to attend an interview that will determine whether he will attend Yale. A chance meeting between the two leads them on an odessey.
I was captivated by this tale. It looked as though it was going to follow a particular path, but author Nicola Yoon thew in a couple of twists that kept me on the edge of my seat.
I listened to the unabridged audio book 8 hours 5 minutes. Read by Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, and Dominic Hoffman. At first I was a bit put off by the different accents and particularly by the narrator. After leaving fit for a week I started listening once again and the second time, it clicked and I couldn't stop listening. The final chapters I listened to as I was driving to work, and it found me whipping away tears that didn't want to stop. I'm sure I had red eyes as I started my shift.
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Cover image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada.