Something Inbetween

ISBN 13: 9781848455153

Something Inbetween

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It feels like there's no ground beneath me, like everything I've ever done has been a lie. Like I'm breaking apart, shattering. Who am I? Where do I belong? 

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. 

 

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About the Author:

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens, including the Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, and the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series. A former fashion and beauty editor, she divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

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"Jasmine's fairytale-turned-nightmare story will have you laughing, seething, relating, crying, and cheering.  A great love story, a great heroine, a great family...simply a great read!" --Rachel Cohn, New York Times bestselling co-author of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

"This book has everything--a strong heroine, important issues and a really cute crush. We're obsessed--and you will be too." –The Editors of SEVENTEEN Magazine

"Wow. Something in Between hit me right in the heart, challenging what we understand of love, law, identity, ambition, and the American Dream. Both heartbreaking and bursting with hope, this is the book we all need." --Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Young Elites and Legend series

"Something In Between takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster that's full of laughter, heartbreak, and real world realities for many. De la Cruz is a wordsmith; her prose full of heart. Her character Jasmine's dilemma will linger in the minds of all. This book will change you. A must read." --Dhonielle Clayton, co-author of Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces, and the forthcoming The Belles

"Something in Between is an eye-opening, engaging, and empathetic read. I loved Jas and her family and cared deeply about her future and her dreams. A must-read!" --Ally Condie, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy

"An immigrant herself, de la Cruz, succeeds in presenting a complicated and multifaceted topic in a manner that is light enough to keep readers engaged." --Kirkus Reviews

"[A] great choice for younger teens...This book belongs in every middle school library."-School Library Journal

"De la Cruz presents a timely and thought-provoking look at the complex reality of being young and undocumented in the United States...Readers will root for Jasmine as she fights for her future and finds the power of her own voice." -Publishers Weekly

"Through engaging dialogue and a flurry of unanticipated scenes, de la Cruz shines a light on the pressure immigrants face within an unjust and politically driven system. Provocative, eye-opening and poignant, Something in Between is a timely read in a troubled era."
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