Author : Nicola Yoon
I actually wrote this review last week, I just haven’t had the time to edit and post it (sorry to those following me on instagram who I promised the review last week)
Back to the book,
Genre: Young adult
First impression : I never thought that I would actually enjoy reading this book. Despite the fact that I liked Nicola Yoon’s Everything Everything (the review is right here), I was still skeptical. When I started reading the book, I got confused at first but I later got the authors style of telling the story.
What I love most about this story is the authors way of telling the story, it is a totally different and captivating way. All characters in this book had a story and their stories were all intertwined with one another.
The two major characters in this book are Natalie and Daniel. Natalie is a 17 year old Jamaican undocumented immigrant while Daniel is a Korean American. This two characters meet coincidentally on the day Natalie is to be deported. Before they both met, the story was talking about them separately (if you lose focus while reading this book, you might lose touch on which character the author is talking about at that point).
Daniel falls in love with Natalie but she has other things to worry about as she was looking for ways to keep her family from being deported to Jamaica.
Daniel believed in love, Natalie did not… The time they had in between when Natalie was supposed to see the lawyer meant to help her was used by Daniel using various methods to convince Natalie about love.
The day is a roller coaster ride, Natalie eventually falls in love with Daniel (the lawyer gave her hope that she’ll stay in America) but as the story progresses, we learn that the lawyer couldn’t help her after all.
Daniel and Natalie tried to keep in contact (you know how it )but life got in the way.
Pass forward to years later, Natalie is on a plane and she meets the flight attendant who was someone she indirectly helped years before (she indirectly made her not to commit suicide) and as she was conversing with her (Guess what? ), Daniel was on the same flight and he turned, saw her and called her name. I believe they lived happily ever after.
I actually loved this book.
If anyone has any books they think I should read please comment, I would love to read new books.