Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jasmine’s parents have always put high expectations on education. They have continuously told her that anything less than an A should just be considered an F. This philosophy has finally paid off. She has been selected for a national scholarship that will pay for all four years of college. Unfortunately, her parents have waited to tell her the truth. Their visas have expired and their family is now considered illegal. She is no longer eligible for scholarships and she might not be able to attend college at all. Jasmine rebels and turns to a boy showing interest in her, but struggles with the reality that his father is the Congressman blocking her path to citizenship.
Something in Between is a realistic fiction story that will grab readers by the heartstrings and not let go. The trials and heartbreak that the protagonist must overcome may be unique to a small subset of our population, but it is none the less relevant to readers of all ages. I truly enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. They inspired me, provoked deeper thought and gave me a better understanding of what Jasmine was going through. A great read that I can’t stop telling people about.
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