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Something in Between: A thought-provoking coming-of-age novel Hardcover – October 4, 2016
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New from Melissa de la Cruz, the #1 bestselling author of The Isle of the Lost
She had her whole life planned.
She knew who she was and where she was going.
Until the truth changed everything.
From School Library Journal
Gr 6–10—Jasmine is valedictorian, a scholarship winner, and captain of a Nationals-winning cheer squad. Her Filipino family are close-knit, and they live in L.A. Her crush is the son of a senator, and he's sweet and devoted. Her college essay is about her storytelling project with terminally ill seniors. Early into the book, readers learn that Jasmine and her family are undocumented. Jasmine is not eligible for the financial aid she would need to attend college, and she and her family face the real threat of being deported. The plot unfolds with Jasmine's boyfriend's father's anti-immigrant Congressional bill being shot down and the family's lawyer telling them that the odds are against them being able to stay in the United States. Through a series of extremely fortuitous developments, Jas receives a full ride to Stanford, a university that reviews international students' applications without regard to their financial need. Her romantic troubles also end happily. De la Cruz received a need-blind scholarship to Columbia. She shares in an author's note more details on how this story is semiautobiographical, which will make the narrative richer for some readers. Though the work centers on a high school senior, the romance is chaste and the plot is not too complex, making this a great choice for younger teens. VERDICT Jasmine's tale feels too good to be true, but this possible shortcoming is offset by the timeliness and importance of the immigration issues raised and explained. This book belongs in every middle school library.—Amy Thurow, New Glarus School District, WI
"Jasmine's fairytale-turned-nightmare story will have you laughing, seething, relating, crying, and cheering. A great love story, a great heroine, a great family...simply a great read!" --Rachel Cohn, New York Times bestselling co-author of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
"This book has everything--a strong heroine, important issues and a really cute crush. We're obsessed--and you will be too." –The Editors of SEVENTEEN Magazine
"Wow. Something in Between hit me right in the heart, challenging what we understand of love, law, identity, ambition, and the American Dream. Both heartbreaking and bursting with hope, this is the book we all need." --Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Young Elites and Legend series
"Something In Between takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster that's full of laughter, heartbreak, and real world realities for many. De la Cruz is a wordsmith; her prose full of heart. Her character Jasmine's dilemma will linger in the minds of all. This book will change you. A must read." --Dhonielle Clayton, co-author of Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces, and the forthcoming The Belles
"Something in Between is an eye-opening, engaging, and empathetic read. I loved Jas and her family and cared deeply about her future and her dreams. A must-read!" --Ally Condie, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy
"An immigrant herself, de la Cruz, succeeds in presenting a complicated and multifaceted topic in a manner that is light enough to keep readers engaged." --Kirkus Reviews
"[A] great choice for younger teens...This book belongs in every middle school library."-School Library Journal
"De la Cruz presents a timely and thought-provoking look at the complex reality of being young and undocumented in the United States...Readers will root for Jasmine as she fights for her future and finds the power of her own voice." -Publishers Weekly
"Through engaging dialogue and a flurry of unanticipated scenes, de la Cruz shines a light on the pressure immigrants face within an unjust and politically driven system. Provocative, eye-opening and poignant, Something in Between is a timely read in a troubled era."
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Life turned upside down, Jasmine must figure out what to do and how to come to terms with her changed identity. Then Jas falls for the son of a politician who is spearheading the fights against undocumented workers. How will she reconcile her new self-identity in the world she lives in? Will she and her family be able to stay in America – will they be forced to move back to the Philippines, a country her brothers have never known. And, will all of her hard work be for naught because she cannot find a way to attend college? Find out in this young adult/teen contemporary fiction novel about family, friends and growing up.
Something in Between is about strength, courage, and love. Jasmine faces many situations where something goes wrong and she has to fight to make it right. She does extensive research on solutions to the problem and does not give up even when an immigration reform bill that could have saved her family was not passed. Along the way, she falls in love with a handsome young man named Royce. Royce’s father is a well-respected congressman who helps Jasmine’s family greatly in this situation. Even though he was against the immigration reform bill, he was the one who got Jasmine and her family out of their deportation, and Jasmine was the one who was brave enough to ask him for help. In the end, her hard work pays off and outshines her undocumented status.
This book is very engaging and keeps the reader wondering what will happen next. Jasmine is a character that the reader would want to get to know more even after the book is done, because she is determined and motivated to make her dreams come true. Even though her background story is not one of the most relatable ones, her day to day life and her aspirations are very common and teenagers can relate to it.
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 after high school.
But when she gets a full ride scholarship, she expects her parents to be excited, but to her suprise, they are worried sick and here's why..her family is illegal immigrants.
This book was a lot better than I expected. From the pre-release 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, swoonworthy 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.