Book Review: The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day

The Possibility of Somewhere
Author: Julia Day
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: September 6 2016
Review Source: St. Martin's Griffin

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?

Eden and Ash both want the same thing. Valedictorian. They both want it for 2 very different reasons. One wants it to get recognition and validation from parents and one wants it to be able to escape from the town she's in. When fate makes them work together they start to learn more and more about each other.

Honestly I loved this book. I enjoyed that there was finally a book about the end of high school. I feel like a lot of the young adult books I have been reading about high schoolers all have to deal with the middle or beginning, never the end. There's never talk about deciding how to get to college (valedictorian being a helpful thing to put on the application), it's always drama that happens to everyone in high school. So this was a nice different story to tell. Because this drama does happen often in high school as well.

It's also a cute story. You become so attached to Eden and Ash that you are only rooting for them. The story didn't hook me right away, that's why I'm giving it 3 trees. I wasn't hooked at the same rate as some of my favorite books. Not saying it's a slow read, but for me it just took a while before I was invested in the story.

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