I adored this book!
A random library pick, I swallowed this whole in one day. It’s a beautifully written story about fate, the universe, coincidence and love. I think it’s technically YA, but it definitely has a wider appeal than the average teen romance – if you like Forrest Gump, you’ll like The Sun Is Also A Star.
I think my favourite thing (other than the utter delightfulness of the whole) was the way the author delicately weaves together different philosophies. It’s a little like Life of Pi in that way – the narrative gently and respectfully ties together seemingly opposing points of view. Is life a series of coincidences, or a fated plan? Does it make it less beautiful and wondrous if it’s the former? Is love a chemical reaction or a divine purpose? Does it matter, as long as you love and are loved?
A really, really beautiful story.