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?@goodreads
Yeah, I cried!
I was so happy to get this book because I loved Nicola Yoon's book, Everything, Everything! I loved this one too.
Natasha is being deported to Jamaica because of some stupidity on her fathers part. She came to America when she was eight and she's now going into her senior year and doesn't want to leave her friends and life.
Daniel is an American/Korean boy who just wants to live his own life but his parents have other ideas. Daniel and his brother Charlie are to be doctors and that is that.
Natasha and Daniel meet in the city by what you might want to call fate. Lets just say that Daniel saved her life. Then they go through the day together. Some won't like the insta-love in the book but this is what I love about books, they are a fantasy world I can escape to where magical things can happen. If I want to read boring, "real life" books I will pick up a math book or something boring.
Anyway, Daniel is supposed to be going to an interview to see about getting into Yale. Natasha is supposed to be meeting with a lady that is trying to stop her deportation. They spend the day together in between different interviews they have to go to. I didn't like that it took FOREVER for Natasha to tell Daniel that she was being deported but I digress.
Does anyone remember that movie from years ago called, Before Sunrise? They also made another one years later. This book reminded me of that movie in a way.
There are a few side characters in the book that actually mesh with Natasha and Daniel's story. Some parts had me thinking, OMG, did that just happen? I loved those side stories as much as the main story because they were all connected.
I also love how the book is told not as an ending with Natasha and Daniel but with a continuation of all the things that happened with them and their families. And then 10 years later . . .
*I received a print copy of this book through the BloggingForBooks program.*
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