- Capa dura: 384 páginas
- Editora: Delacorte Press (1 de novembro de 2016)
- Idioma: Inglês
- ISBN-10: 0553496689
- ISBN-13: 978-0553496680
- Dimensões do produto: 14,9 x 2,9 x 21,7 cm
- Peso do produto: 454 g
- Avaliação média: 2 avaliações de clientes
- Lista de mais vendidos da Amazon: no. 49,129 em Livros (Conheça o Top 100 na categoria Livros)
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NICOLA YOON is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything, her debut novel, which was turned into a major motion picture. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and lives in Los Angeles with her family. She’s also a hopeless romantic who firmly believes that you can fall in love in an instant and that it can last forever.
Follow Nicola Yoon on Instagram and Tumblr and @NicolaYoon on Twitter.
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CARL SAGAN SAID that if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. When he says “from scratch,” he means from nothing. He means from a time before the world even existed. If you want to make an apple pie from nothing at all, you have to start with the Big Bang and expanding universes, neutrons, ions, atoms, black holes, suns, moons, ocean tides, the Milky Way, Earth, evolution, dinosaurs, extinction-level events, platypuses, Homo erectus, Cro-Magnon man, etc. You have to start at the beginning. You must invent fire. You need water and fertile soil and seeds. You need cows and people to milk them and more people to churn that milk into butter. You need wheat and sugar cane and apple trees. You need chemistry and biology. For a really good apple pie, you need the arts. For an apple pie that can last for generations, you need the printing press and the Industrial Revolution and maybe even a poem.
To make a thing as simple as an apple pie, you have to create the whole wide world.
Local Teen Accepts Destiny, Agrees to Become Doctor, Stereotype
It’s Charlie’s fault that my summer (and now fall) has been one absurd headline after another. Charles Jae Won Bae, aka Charlie, my older brother, firstborn son of a firstborn son, surprised my parents (and all their friends, and the entire gossiping Korean community of Flushing, New York) by getting kicked out of Harvard University (Best School, my mother said, when his acceptance letter arrived). Now he’s been kicked out of Best School, and all summer my mom frowns and doesn’t quite believe and doesn’t quite understand.
Why you grades so bad? They kick you out? Why they kick you out? Why not make you stay and study more?
My dad says, Not kick out. Require to withdraw. Not the same as kick out.
Charlie grumbles: It’s just temporary, only for two semesters.
Under this unholy barrage of my parents’ confusion and shame and disappointment, even I almost feel bad for Charlie. Almost.
MY MOM SAYS IT’S TIME for me to give up now, and that what I’m doing is futile. She’s upset, so her accent is thicker than usual, and every statement is a question.
“You no think is time for you to give up now, Tasha? You no think that what you doing is futile?”
She draws out the first syllable of futile for a second too long. My dad doesn’t say anything. He’s mute with anger or impotence. I’m never sure which. His frown is so deep and so complete that it’s hard to imagine his face with another expression. If this were even just a few months ago, I’d be sad to see him like this, but now I don’t really care. He’s the reason we’re all in this mess.
Peter, my nine-year-old brother, is the only one of us happy with this turn of events. Right now, he’s packing his suitcase and playing “No Woman, No Cry” by Bob Marley. “Old- school packing music,” he called it.
Despite the fact that he was born here in America, Peter says he wants to live in Jamaica. He’s always been pretty shy and has a hard time making friends. I think he imagines that Jamaica will be a paradise and that, somehow, things will be better for him there.
The four of us are in the living room of our one-bedroom apartment. The living room doubles as a bedroom, and Peter and I share it. It has two small sofa beds that we pull out at night, and a bright blue curtain down the middle for privacy. Right now the curtain is pulled aside so you can see both our halves at once.
It’s pretty easy to guess which one of us wants to leave and which wants to stay. My side still looks lived-in. My books are on my small IKEA shelf. My favorite picture of me and my best friend, Bev, is still sitting on my desk. We’re wearing safety goggles and sexy-pouting at the camera in physics lab. The safety goggles were my idea. The sexy-pouting was hers. I haven’t removed a single item of clothing from my dresser. I haven’t even taken down my NASA star map poster. It’s huge—actually eight posters that I taped together—and shows all the major stars, constellations, and sections of the Milky Way visible from the Northern Hemisphere. It even has instructions on how to find Polaris and navigate your way by stars in case you get lost. The poster tubes I bought for packing it are leaning unopened against the wall.
On Peter’s side, virtually all the surfaces are bare, most of his possessions already packed away into boxes and suitcases.
My mom is right, of course—what I’m doing is futile. Still, I grab my headphones, my physics textbook, and some comics. If I have time to kill, maybe I can finish up my homework and read.
Peter shakes his head at me. “Why are you bringing that?” he asks, meaning the textbook. “We’re leaving, Tasha. You don’t have to turn in homework.”
Peter has just discovered the power of sarcasm. He uses it every chance he gets.
I don’t bother responding to him, just put my headphones on and head for the door. “Back soon,” I say to my mom.
She kisses her teeth and turns away. I remind myself that she’s not upset with me. Tasha, is not you me upset with, you know? is something she says a lot these days. I’m going to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) building in downtown Manhattan to see if someone there can help me. We are undocumented immigrants, and we’re being deported tonight.
Today is my last chance to try to convince someone—or fate—to help me find a way to stay in America.
To be clear: I don’t believe in fate. But I’m desperate.
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Em seu romance YA, escritora jamaicana Nicola Yoon aborda temas sérios e grande questões mediados pelo relacionamento da dupla que se conhece por acaso, e tem apenas um dia para aproveitar essa paixão. Há algo um tanto esquemático com os perfis levemente opostos de cada um – ela é geek, ele, poeta; ela, racional, e ele, emocional etc – mas os personagens acabam funcionando pela honestidade com que a escritora os delineia e pauta suas ações.
Algumas das figuras que cruzam o caminho da dupla ganham também direito a uma pequena narrativa sobre suas vidas - nem todas funcionam muito bem, ou se encaixam organicamente dentro do todo do romance, mas, de qualquer forma, trazem nuances. Yoon também escreve com sagacidade sobre questões pertinentes do presente que devem falar direto ao seu público, especialmente sobre a pressão para corresponder aos anseios dos pais.
The Sun is Also a Star é um romance sobre se apaixonar em meio ao mundo caótico do presente, especialmente quando faz sua intersecção entre o pessoal e o político, no problema da imigração da família de Natasha. É, por fim, uma história sobre processos de amadurecimento, e, como tal, melancólica e esperançosa.
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This novel moves between two narrators: Daniel and Natasha. Daniel is a Korean immigrant who is struggling with his parents' expectations that he go to Yale and become a doctor. Natasha and her family are illegals being deported to Jamaica immediately unless they can find some last minute assistance to allow them to remain in the United States.
These two teenagers meet and have only a day together, yet both fall in love. I wanted Natasha and Daniel to have a happily ever after, for Daniel to be able to forge his own path, for Natasha's family to be allowed to remain in the United States.
This book was a very quick read, but in some ways I feel like the short chapters and speed of the story prevented me from being totally invested in Natasha and Daniel. Yoon's ending is also a bit unbelievable, which may bother some readers, but which I enjoyed a lot.
This is a good second novel from a talented author. I had such high expectations after Everything Everything, I'm not sure anything could live up that for me.
These two characters meet and are together all day, going through all kinds of coincidences and things. The two fall in love and there is nothing to do about it. But fate has other plans and I loved how this book shows to always have hope when there seems to be none, even if one thinks like a scientist and the other has a poet's heart! There Are several other characters in this book and the author tells about all of them from chapters in the book devoted to them from the past to present. It is all put together to be a great read!
I gave this book 5*****sunny stars!
Still, I love the story line, the back and forth between the characters, the vast difference between them, but also the similarities. Natasha and Daniel are two completely different people from two different races. By a chance meeting, then another, the insta-love begins. They decide to put the idea of love to a scientific test to see if he can make her fall for him in the only day they have. Coincidences continue to line up, and Natasha refuses to believe in "fate" or a "higher power" or that "everything happens for a reason". But when push comes to shove, when is enough, enough? Daniel opens her eyes to thoughts she would normally shrug off, to considering beliefs she would typically scoff at.
NOTE: This book discusses topics like history & science, race, faith, loneliness, suicide... So while the insta-love factor is there, it wasn't making me run away from the story like they usually do.
The Sun is Also a Star is a beautiful tale of two people pushing the boundaries, not just of race, but of beliefs. That two people with open minds can still love each other completely because of those differences.
I found the book highly readable, though flawed. It is written in extremely short chapters, in alternating narrative voices, sometimes those of various characters, sometimes in abstract voices of the Universe, or History, or the Future. It is uninteresting device. Though unrealistic in the constant interweaving of coincidence, the well-told story kept me reading. It is not great literature, but it is a good story, well told, that holds you in the way good stories can do.
The plot is intricately devised, the language fluid and at times quite beautiful in its simplicity. The subplot around an attorney whose personal failings also fail the young woman in the face of her threatened deportation was difficult for me, not so much in believability, but in the offhand manner it handles the devastating way in which he also fails his wife and children. True, most YA readers have encountered such betrayals in life, sometimes far too personally, but it is unrealistic to present such serious breakage of families to young readers in a dismissive manner. I also have reservations as to the treatment of awakening sexuality, which also seems to me far too casually treated.
I expect this book to be a bestseller. I would have liked to give more stars, but I can't. Though there are a wide range of serious issues at play-- from science to spirituality, sex to the commitments of family, questions of passion about what one commits one's life to--none are given the richness and depth of treatment they deserve; all are merely "used" lightly as a means to create a popular read. And it is likely to be that. It just makes me sad that all of these issues and the young readers encountering them deserve more than this book delivers.