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The Sun is Also a Star – Fanthropologie

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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. Take a closer look at the making of the book’s cover here, photographed by Dominique Falla.

“How can this be the same day? How can all these people be going about their lives totally oblivious to what’s been happening to mine? Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it’s difficult to imagine that everyone else isn’t feeling it too.”

If you subscribe to the holistic theory that everything in this universe is connected, you’re going to love the book we’re discussing today. After all, it was reading this novel that brought Geek Girl Riot’s fearless fanthropologists Sherin Nicole and Sam Devotta together to discuss their love for it—and that novel is The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. It tells the story of a girl named Natasha who meets a boy named Daniel, the day before her family gets deported from her home in America. Worlds collide—she is a scientist, all theories and facts; he is a poet, all words and emotions. She is leaving forever in 24 hours; he is running from a life of expectation. You’ll have to hit play to find out more, and don’t worry: there are no spoilers in the following episode, only that The Sun is Also a Star is a beautiful book you absolutely must pick up.

“The Physics of Love”

by Kim In-yook (sook)

The size of an object is not proportional to its mass
That girl, as small as a violet
That girl, drifting in the sky like the petals of a flower
Pulls me to her with a force greater than the Earth
In a single moment
I fell and rolled towards her, without reason
Like Newton’s apple
With a thump
With a thump-thump
My heart bounced from the heavens to the earth
In a dizzying motion, like a pendulum
It was the moment I first fell in love

Translation Compiled by Sherin Nicole

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