Title: The Possibility of Somewhere
Author: Julia Day
Release Date: September 6th, 2016
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Together is somewhere they long to be.
Ash Gupta has a life full of possibility. His senior year is going exactly as he 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 mor win common than either of them could have imagines. 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
could not have come at a better time; I was in a deep deep contemporary reading place when I picked this book up. I made my way through a considerable amount of Young and New Adult contemporary novels over a short period of time, one of which being The Possibility of Somewhere
I enjoyed the diversity between Ash and Eden, they were both from extremely different backgrounds, yet are both intelligent with similar aspirations. The relationship between Ash and Eden was enjoyable to see grow and develop, from barely speaking unless forced to in group projects, to sharing a clandestine relationship. They were a couple that I definitely liked, I wouldn't go so far as to say they're my favourite OTP, because that would be a vast overstatement. However while I was reading I wanted them to succeed in their relationship and overcome the obstacles in their way.
Speaking of obstacles, I understand that are people that view people from different cultures and races in the way that some characters did in The Possibility of Somewhere
(I'm talking about the racism and prejudice), however it's really not something I've ever experienced or witnessed. Therefore I found the blatant racism expressed by some of the characters an intriguing element to the setting, because really, how can people still think like that?! So I suppose part of the reason I liked Ash and Eden together was that they were pushing and crossing the racial boundaries (cliques in which people of the same race stick together) set within their town and school.
I also liked Eden's friend, Mundy. She added to Eden's character and therefore as a reader I was able to see the growth of Eden. While I did like Mundy and Eden's friendship, I found that the conversation between them, and various other characters, was annoying. I was not particularly fond of the dialogue style, in my opinion it was rather stilted and appeared random at times. While it in no way stopped me reading the book, it did bug me.
I would recommend reading The Possibility of Somewhere
, I think the storyline is important; a book advocating diversity and challenging prejudices.
If you've read The Possibility of Somewhere
let me know what you thought in the comments!
'The Possibility of Somewhere' by Julia Day
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