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I'm a 19-year-old college student! I used to be an avid reader, but I sort of fell out of it during school. However, I've fallen for reading once again! Hobbies: Singing, Playing Guitar, Reading, Writing

Review: The Sun is Also a Star

— feeling big smile
The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon's The Sun is Also a Star, is a breathtaking adventure. It's filled with fact vs. fate. 


The story follows two teenagers, Natasha Kingsley, a 17-year-old Jamaican immigrant who is on the brink of deportation and Daniel Bae, a 17-year-old Korean American who is on the brink of making his own choice or following what his parents want. They cross paths, Daniel is convinced its destiny, Natasha doesn't believe in destiny, mostly because she doesn't want to.  


Nevertheless, Natasha and Daniel go on an emotional journey together, and it changes them for the better. 


This novel is absolutely incredible. Yoon doesn't fail to bring every emotion out of you through her words. 


It is extremely well-written, and it is written in the perspective of Natasha and Daniel as well as supporting characters (and minor characters) that they cross paths with. It's captivating, beautiful, funny, riveting. It is a must-read. 


I give it 5 stars. 



P.S. The Sun is Also a Star is being adapted into a movie featuring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton scheduled for release in 2019. 

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

— feeling amazing
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an amazing coming-of-age story.


It follows a young boy named Charlie going into high school. He meets a group of seniors, and they quickly become close.


The story overall is raw and is written entirely in letters addressed to "friend".


I give it a rating of 5 stars! I absolutely loved this book and the movie! [I recommend going to see it]


TRIGGER WARNING: Abuse, Mentions of Suicide, Mental Illness

Review: Everything Everything By Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon

God this book!!


I read the book over a year ago, a good bit before the movie was released. I recently reread it just a few weeks ago. My opinion hasn't changed one bit. 


The book is such a lovely read! It's a very easy read. The writing style is very personal, so it was very easy to be immersed into the story. 


It's hard not to fall in love with the characters and feel as passionately as Madeline.


This book sends you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion, but will definitely give you that warm and fuzzy feeling.  



Very Basic Synopsis:


The story follows an 18-year-old Madeline Whittier, who is housebound due to a severe illness, SCID. Therefore, the only world she's ever known was her mother and her nurse, until a family moves next door and she observes them from her bedroom window. Eventually, she starts to contact the son of the new family, Olly and her world suddenly appears bigger. 




I give it a rating of 5 stars!


[I also recommend checking out the movie as well! It's amazing!!]