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The Sun Is Also a Star

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Opposites attract in teen romance based on bestselling book.
  • May 17, 2019
  • PG-13
  • 2019

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Sun Is Also a Star is a teen romance based on Nicola Yoon's award-winning novel. It follows a pair of high school seniors, Natasha (Yara Shahidi) and Daniel (Charles Melton), who meet by accident in New York City and form an intense connection over the course of a day. Natasha doesn't have time to fall in love. She and her family are less than 24 hours away from being deported back to her native Jamaica. But then she runs into Daniel, a dreamer and poet who's in New York for a prestigious college interview to live up to his parents' high academic expectations. Despite their different cultural backgrounds and personalities, the pair can't deny their feelings, so they set out to see whether it's possible to fall in love in a single day. The book featured some swearing, kissing, and sexual references, so expect the same here. But this looks likely to be a moving romance tale for teens, especially those who've read the book.

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