Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Review: The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day
Summary 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?
I received an early copy of this 2016 debut YA contemporary from Goodreads and after some hesitation (because of the meh cover) I dove into this one blind and came out a fan.
I took off a .5 of a star because of some of the dialogue, mainly from Eden, that seemed kind of awkward and robotic but besides those parts it was solid good read for me. She was a relatable character and there weren't any parts where I disagreed or disliked her choices/opinions.
I enjoyed the love story, which was reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice, and I felt that the novel could have been longer but the ending was very satisfying.
The best part of the novel was the main character Eden, and the fact that it is told solely from her point of view (from the blurb I was expecting a duel pov with the love interest).
It hit the spot as a great YA contemporary romance that are fun to read during the summer but it still had tough subjects and handled them well.
I recommend checking out this novel for a touching and interesting YA contemporary with great characters.
4.5 Stars Out of 5