This is the second novel from Nicola Yoon.
It is a love story between two teenagers who fall for each
other during 12 intense hours together, while each is struggling with their own
They are both of different culture and race and the odds
are stacked against them.
Jamaican American Natasha Kingsley has 24
hours until her family of four is deported to their native Jamaica, and Korean
American Daniel Bae wants to be a poet but feels forced to make his parents
happy and attends a college interview at Yale. She's super logical and
science-oriented, while he's a romantic at heart. Add to this the different
culture and race and you will understand why it is such feel good read.
The story is beautifully written and
Natasha and Daniel discover a “soul-mate “in each other. They are both
outsiders from immigrant families, and have literally just met yet they
communicate like two people who have known each other for years.
This is an enjoyable read which refers to timely
issues like immigration, race, and gender with this
overarching theme of existentialism and a person’s place in the world.
This book is generally written for the
young adult market, however, it will bring a smile to your face and your heart
will feel lighter for it, whatever your age.
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