Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
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?
Honestly, this is really the month of contemporary love, isn’t it? Not just because every book I’ve actually read this month is a ‘love’ book, but because I have loved every one (*jaws drop all over the world because I NEVER like contemporary books*).
So I read everything everything over a year ago, so I can’t remember much, but I do remember that I really liked it (though, having a proof copy on my kindle meant I didn’t get to see half the ‘not words’ in the book!) but I knew this author would be on my To Watch Our For list.
And when I started this book, I knew, once again, I would not be disappointed. Yoon has this wonderful way of writing- its so different and refreshing to read. Even with this- a double narrative with a boy and a girl who meet and everything- I was expecting to be bored. What I wasn’t expecting was the history throughout of culture and people- and to learn about the side characters. And I loved that- I liked how, though the two main characters were the focal point, the other parts of the book made it clear that everything could have been different if their parents were different, or the person in the shop decided not to talk to them.
It was a wonderful, refreshing way to look at a contemporary ‘friendship’ (I dont really want to call it a romance story. It was more than that) novel.