Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.
The Possibility of Somewhere
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Together is somewhere they long to be.

Ash Gupta has a life full of possibility. His senior year is going exactly as he’s always wanted-- he's admired by his peers, enjoying his classes and getting the kind of grades that his wealthy, immigrant parents expect. There's only one obstacle in Ash's path: Eden Moore—the senior most likely to become class valedictorian. How could this unpopular, sharp-tongued girl from the wrong side of the tracks stand in his way?

All Eden's ever wanted was a way out. Her perfect GPA should be enough to guarantee her a free ride to college -- and an exit from her trailer-park existence for good. The last thing she needs is a bitter rivalry with Ash, who wants a prized scholarship for his own selfish reasons. Or so she thinks. . . When Eden ends up working with Ash on a class project, she discovers that the two have more in common than either of them could have imagined. They’re both in pursuit of a dream -- one that feels within reach thanks to their new connection. But what does the future hold for two passionate souls from totally different worlds?

The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Possibility of Somewhere “Will you go out with me?”

This was a YA contemporary romance, which dealt with issues of racism.

Eden was quite a blunt girl, and she seemed to be really unafraid of saying what she thought, even when it came across as a bit rude. I did feel sorry for her with regards to not having enough money to go to college though.

The storyline in this was about a race for a scholarship, as well as the romance storyline. Eden and Ash seemed to go really quickly from hating each other to liking each other though, and it was a bit of a surprise when he asked her out! In fact I didn’t really see the attraction between them at all, and it took me a long while to warm to the relationship. It was like they went from arguing to kissing all in the turn of a page.

The racism in this book was quite bad, with Eden’s father going nuts and making comments about not wanting ‘brown babies’ when he found out about Eden and Ash dating. I really didn’t like that, and I felt quite sorry for Eden and Ash that they had to deal with such blatant racism from so many people around them.

The ending to this was a happily ever after, although I was surprised that the racism issues were handled quite so easily.

6 out of 10

No comments:

Post a Comment