Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz was a good book about a very relevant topic.
Summary from Goodreads:
Jasmine de los Santos has always done what’s expected of her. Pretty and popular, she’s studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship.
And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.
For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she’s trying to make sense of her new world, it’s turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where—or if—she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she’s not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.
I really liked the plot of this story. It was about a girl who had her whole future mapped out. Then, her life changes when she finds out she is in America illegally. She has to try to save her family, while falling love with a politician's son. I loved how timely this was, no matter what you believe politically.
Jasmine was a star student, and should be a role model for any teenage girl. She is driven to get into a good college, and be well rounded. She wasn't too worried about boys or crazy girl drama.
I loved how she met Royce. It was romantic and also kind of crazy. I loved their romance, and how steady it was. Royce was the son of the politician who was trying to stop illegal immigrants from getting immigration rights.
Their were many things going on in this book, but they all kept me reading.
The worst part of this book, and the thing keeping it at a four stars, is the writing style. It was dull and kind of boring to read. Thankfully, the story was interesting enough to keep me reading.
Overall, this was a very good book.
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