The Sun Is Also A StarBook - 2016
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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 twelve hours away from being deported to ... Read More »
South County Teen Book Club pick - August 2018
This tale of teen love, immigration and deportation makes its film debut.
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"I don’t care what she says about love and chemicals. This will not fade away. This is more than chemistry." -- Daniel
"Probably I shouldn't stare at her legs, but they're great (the third greatest pair I've ever seen). I want to touch them as much as I want to keep talking to her (maybe a little more), but there are no circumstances under which she would let me do that." -Daniel pg. 123
“Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love with yourself.”
Observable Fact: You should never take long shots. Better to study the odds and take the probable shot. However, if the long shot is your only shot, then you have to take it.
“I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.”
SummaryAdd a Summary
Natasha is an undocumented Jamaican immigrant who has been in the United States since she was eight years old, and today is her last day in New York. Tonight, she and her family have to get on a plane and go back to Jamaica, all thanks to her father’s DUI. But Natasha is desperate to stay, to graduate high school, to go to college. Everything—her life, her future, almost all of her memories—is here. Daniel is the second son of hard-working South Korean immigrants. Today, he must put on his suit, cut his long hair, and put aside his dreams of being a poet. Today, he has an admissions interview for Yale University, where his parents expect him to study to become a doctor. When Natasha and Daniel’s paths cross, their romance is destined to end almost as soon as it begins. How much can you love in a single day?
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