Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Page count: 432 pages (US hardcover edition)
Source: Bought by me
*This is the Contemporary Corner’s book of the month for October, our liveshow will be on October 30th at 8 P.M. EST on Bubblybooknerd’s channel*
Well…this is my second review that I am writing during my road trip so once again, sorry if it’s a big mess because let’s face it- I’m heavily deprived of sleep.
Something in between follows a teenaged girl named Jasmine who has always had everything going for her, perfect grades, captain of the cheer team and already set on going to a ivy league school that she has always dreamed of. But when she gets a full ride scholarship, she expects her parents to be excited, but to her surprise, they are worried sick and here’s why..her family is illegal immigrants and because of this, getting this scholarship is going to be a lot harder than she expected.
This book was a lot better than I expected. From the prerelease reviews I heard mixed things and I was worried that I would be on the side of not liking it, but man was I wrong.
This had everything I could ever want as a contemporary lover- Great plot, swoon worthy romance, amazing writing and a very diverse set of characters.
The thing that I really want to highlight is that this novel has a very strong emphasis on family which I love because we don’t get to see a lot of that in YA novels.
This is one of my favorite books of the year and dare I say it- my favorite book I’ve read for contemporary corner. So in case you haven’t picked up on this yet, I really really recommend this.