I’m having a good reading month! I guess holidays do this to my reading slumps and guess what, Nicola Yoon has amazing books for a quick read so I decided to give this book a go after Fahrenheit 451.
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?
Quick, easy, cute and entertaining read, its how I would describe this book. It’s a young adult, no plot twist, in the end, no complicated dynamics and because this is a stand-alone (thankfully) characters are easy to get. Regarding character development, I can’t point out any flaws, given this book is so small. We see a ton of perspectives and how people actions are justified by something that we don’t know like the security lady (THE BEST PLOT) or the mistake made by the lawyer.
Love plot? Cute simple, we don’t get the end we expect at the beginning, don’t get me wrong, the end great, different unexpected from what we usually get on YA’s. All the book is like this, as I was reading I just kept turning the page with joy and when chapters from other perspectives appeared I was even more excited because you would get a different view. The author did a good job explaining the main character’s struggles, Natasha deportation and Daniel family life being of Korean descent.
Is this a must-read book? No, it’s not is it a good book to read in between other more complex reads or on a Sunday afternoon? Yes. I really enjoyed it but it’s another YA book, that has the same ingredients has Everything, Everything but the author made a real effort to change how teenage stories are told.
I gave it 4 stars.
Thanks for staying until the end and i hope to see you back soon!