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Blog Tour: The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day

Posted September 9, 2016 in blogtour, review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia DayThe Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on September 6th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 320
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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’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 this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Possibility of Somewhere was everything that I have always wanted in a book. It deals with racism and prejudice and oh my God, I cried so damn hard! SERIOUSLY, THIS BOOK IS REALLY GOOD I read it in one sitting. It was heartbreaking and yes, I knew I would cry before this book even reached its climax, because I could feel the emotions. The sadness, the joy, the heartbreaks, I could feel them all. I was emotionally invested in the characters, especially Eden.

Eden was strong and modest in her own way. She always thinks the worst of herself and she never did thought she could be anyone significant in the small little town that she was stuck in. SO of course she needed to get out, to go away and make something of herself rather than be the “trailer trash” girl. I connected with her so damn much, especially the parts about her family members. I remembered reading those scenes and feeling angry, fed up about everything and I just wanted to reach in and take this girl to a safe place.

Her relationship with Ash was the most important part of this book, in my opinion because it symbolizes what we all still need to eradicate, which is racism. It was heartbreaking to see two people who could have maybe be in love with each other, but their race sets them apart. It’s sad to also see that people still look down on others who are poor. I definitely recommend this book to everyone, because I think everyone has a little something that they can learn from this book.

About Julia Day

Julia Day lives in North Carolina (mid-way between the beaches and the mountains) along with two college-age daughters, one husband, and too many computers.

When she’s not writing software or stories, Julia loves to travel to faraway places, watch dance reality shows on TV, and dream about which restaurant gets her business next.

The Possibility of Somewhere is Julia’s first YA contemporary romance. She also writes YA paranormal as Elizabeth Langston.

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