The story of a teenage girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.
Nicola Yoon is the author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star. Both titles are, what I would define, as realistic fiction with a dash of romance. She also happens to be coming to Pittsburgh for a Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures discussion!
In Everything, Everything, a young girl is allergic to everything. She’s only known her house, her mother, and the nurse that helps take care of her. When a new neighbor moves in to town, that all begins to change. Everything, Everything was also made into a movie and was chosen to be on the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teens’ Battle of the Books book list (which means it has to be good!).
In The Sun is Also a Star, Natasha and Daniel have both been living in New York but are different paths through the city when their lives begin to intertwine. Although they seem to be complete opposites, they find more in common than they think. The Sun is Also a Star was a Printz Honor title and won the Coretta Scott King New Talent Award. (It was also one of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Teen Summer Reading titles!)
Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.