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The #1 New York Times Bestseller A National Book Award FinalistA 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor BookThe dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything,...
The #1 New York Times Bestseller A National Book Award FinalistA 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor BookThe dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything,...
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  • The #1 New York Times Bestseller
    A National Book Award Finalist
    A 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor Book

    The dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything (in theaters May 2017!),
    will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!


    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?
    ***

    A New York Times Notable Book
    A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the Year
    A POPSUGAR Best Book of the Year
    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

    A Booklist Editor's Choice
    A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
    An Amazon Best Book of the Year

    Recipient of the John Steptoe New Talent Award
    A Walter Award Honor Book
    "Beautifully crafted."—People Magazine

    "A book that is very much about the many factors that affect falling in love, as much as it is about the very act itself . . . fans of Yoon's first novel, Everything Everything, will find much to love—if not, more—in what is easily an even stronger follow up." —Entertainment Weekly

    "Transcends the limits of YA as a human story about falling in love and seeking out our futures." —POPSUGAR.com

 

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    prologue


    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.


    daniel


    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.


    natasha

    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...

About the Author-

  • 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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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from September 12, 2016
    Is it fate or chance that brings people together? This is the question posed in this impressively multilayered tale of a one-day romance featuring practical Natasha, whose family is facing deportation to Jamaica, and Daniel, a first-generation Korean American with a poet’s sensibility. The teens’ eventful day begins at a New York City record store, where they see someone shoplifting. It’s the first of many significant moments that occur as Natasha desperately seeks aid to stay in America and Daniel prepares for a college interview with a Yale alum. Drawn together, separated, and converging again, both teens recognize with startling clarity that they are falling in love. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of every character she introduces, Yoon (Everything, Everything) weaves an intricate web of threads connecting strangers as she delves into the personal histories of her protagonists, as well as the emotions and conflicts of others who cross their paths. A moving and suspenseful portrayal of a fleeting relationship. Ages 12–up. Agent: Sara Shandler and Joelle Hobeika, Alloy Entertainment.

  • DOGO Books aurora19 - This book was unbelievably incredible! I laughed and cried and I haven't stopped thinking about it. The characters were delightful, unique, flawed and oh so real. The book discussed race, poverty, immigration, grief, lost dreams, infidelity, fate and the incredible powers of love. I think Nicola Yoon is one of my new favorite authors.
  • Booklist, starred review ★ "Lyrical and sweeping, full of hope, heartbreak, fate. . . and the universal beating of the human heart."
  • The Horn Book, starred review ★ "Fresh and compelling."
  • Kirkus, starred review ★ "With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying."
  • Entertainment Weekly "[A] fresh, moving debut."
  • The New York Times Book Review "Gorgeous and lyrical."
  • Seventeen "Will give you butterflies."
  • Justine "A do-not-miss for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell (aka everyone)."

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