Although it didn’t end the way I thought it would, it showed some interesting perspectives of love, life, being an immigrant and having your future decided for you.
Image: Suloshini Jahanath via Star2.com (2018)
Everything takes place within a day or two and the two main characters dialogue makes up a large part of the story. Between the story itself, there are chapters with additional information on cultural aspects of the characters, which adds context to what they are saying. With an interracial relationship as the focus of the story, there is Korean written in italics which is later explained in English.
Some of my favourite quotes from the book:
“The Sun is also a star, and it’s our most important one”
“Dark matter is love, it’s the attracting force”
It has humour but also deep discussions of fate, destiny, science and the meaning of family.
I enjoyed the book very much and would recommend it if you like love stories, or even just a good read while on the train.