The sun is also a star – book review | Glücksgeist

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I really wanted to read a new book. After only reading Harry Potter this year I wanted a little change and buy a new book from the bookstore. I actually wanted a different book, but after not finding it I went for this one and I am pretty happy with my decision. I also bought this book in English as you can see which was really exciting for me.

The story of a girl, a boy, and the universe

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 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?

I read the book Everything Everything which is from the same author and I think you can tell that. The book isn’t written like a full story, each chapter is only a few pages long and is written from different perspectives. We have the perspective of Natasha and Daniel, but also from their parents, strangers and just narrative ones. I did really like that. At first it feels a little weird having 3 pages or just one page long chapters but then I really loved that we not only have the thoughts of one person, but the thoughts of so many. This made the book so interesting and really different from books I’ve read before.

I finished this book in a few days. It was really easy to read and I loved reading it before I went to sleep. I think the book has a really nice message and shows that we often only live in our world without thinking about the world of others. We don’t know if strangers have a bad day and if destiny really exists. It was really nice to have such different main characters who still found each other.

I really would recommend reading this book. Not only does it play in the streets of New York City but it has so many important topics in it. I really don’t know how to describe it but it’s not the regular love story, not even close to that. I would rate this a 4,5 out of 5. I absolutely loved reading it and I was really sad when I finished it but really loved the ending.

Did you read this book? Let me know in the comments the name of the last book you read and bought.

Love, x

21 thoughts on “The sun is also a star – book review | Glücksgeist

  1. I loved this book! I’m trying to read one book per month this year, & this was my book for March! I honestly had to put the book down on multiple occasions because I was getting too overwhelmed with emotions; it was that good 😊

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  2. I started reading this book a few weeks ago and I’m loving it! I like the writing style and how each of the charakters pasts and thoughts are pointed out. I do have to say that I’m not really liking Natasha so far, haha! xx

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      1. I finished the book a couple of days ago and I absolutely loved it! It made me think about how some things in life are meant to happen in order to make us happy or to make even better things happen! xx

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  3. I have listened to this audiobook and I really liked it! Plus, it touches on subjects that are quite sensitive (e.g. racism and discrimination) but so common in today’s society. Thanks for sharing your views on it xx

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  4. This book sounds so good! Reading point of views from lot of different perspectives sounds so cool! I really have to read it after I finish all the maze runners (I am loving them at the moment) haha 💕

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