the sun is also a star

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? 


praise for the SUN IS also a star

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"...a deep dive into love and chance and self-determination — and the many ways humans affect one another, often without even knowing it."

— New York Times, Book Review

 "...lays bare the hopes, dreams and regrets of everyone from family members to complete strangers...Fans of Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, will find much to love—if not, more—in what is easily an even stronger follow up." GRADE A

— Entertainment Weekly

"Beautifully crafted."

—People Magazine

★ “Lyrical and sweeping, full of hope, heartbreak, fate. . . and the universal beating of the human heart."

— Booklist, starred review

★"Profound . . . both deeply moving and satisfying."

— Kirkus, starred review

★ "A moving and suspenseful portrayal of a fleeting relationship."

Publisher's Weekly, starred review

★ “Fresh and compelling.”

— The Horn Book, Starred Review

 “Yoon manages a love story that is smart without being cynical, heartwarming without being cloying,
and schmaltzy in all the best ways.”

—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred Review

★"An exhilarating, hopeful novel exploring identity, family, the love of science and the science of love, dark matter and interconnectedness..."

Shelf Awareness, Starred Review


domestic publisher

Random House Children's Books\Delacorte

international publishers

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  • Korea - Wisdom
  • Finland - WSOY
  • Portugal - Presenca
  • Bosnia - Book Trading Company Sahinpasic
  • Italy - Sperling & Kupfer
  • Hungary - Gabo
  • Bulgaria - Ibis
  • Estonia - Päikese Kirjastus
  • Catalan - Grup 62
  • Vietnam - Kimdong Publishing House
  • Albania - Bota
  • Norway - Aschehoug
  • Chile - Ediciones SM Chile
  • Georgia - Bakur Sulakauri
  • Random House Audio - Listening Library
  • United Kingdom - Penguin Random House UK
  • Germany - Dressler
  • Brazil - Sextante
  • Denmark - Carlsen
  • France - Bayard
  • Poland - Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie
  • Sweden - Bonnier
  • Romania - Editura Art
  • Querido - Netherlands
  • Isreal - Kinneret
  • Indonesia - Haru Penerbit
  • Turkey - Pena
  • Russia - Clever
  • Serbia - Urban Reads
  • Spain - Ediciones SM