The Possibility of Somewhere
Author: Julia Day
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Synopsis: 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?
With a cast of characters that feel very real, from an autistic four-year-old boy Eden babysits to the new girl in school who shakes things up, THE POSSIBLITY OF SOMEWHERE is a look back into the awkward period in high school when the future is in transit. A touching back to school read about first relationships, Day’s contemporary YA debut will have you falling in love.
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When I first heard of this book and saw that incredibly pretty cover, I knew it was going to be a contemporary that I wanted to get my hands on. I’m so thankful to the awesome Brittani over at St. Martin’s for having me on the blog tour for this book!
The Possibility of Somewhere is a sweet contemporary that tells the story of Ash and Eden. Ash is having the perfect senior year – everything is going perfect for him, except for one thing – Eden. Eden is the only obstacle that is in his way, as she is in line to be the class valedictorian. Ash doesn’t quite understand how Eden is even in that spot, considering that she is completely different that he would think she would be to receive that honor.
Eden, on the other hand, is tired of living in the trailer park that she calls home, and the one way that she plans on doing that is to get a scholarship to college and far away. Her grades are amazing and she has a perfect GPA, and she’s on track to being the class valedictorian, so she is almost certain that she is going to be just fine when it comes to getting exactly what she wants. And then Ash gets in her way, threatening her dreams of getting away from the miserable existence that she has grown up knowing.
This book is absolutely adorable in that geeky kind of way, and I really loved both of he main characters. It was a great story, and watching the rival characters slowly start to fall for one another was nice..it wasn’t that over the top kind of romance, either – it was slow and subtle, and was was written in such a way that made it completely believable and warms your heart.
I definitely recommend this one as a great back to school read!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review – Thank you, St. Martin’s!
About the Author
JULIA DAY lives in North Carolina, halfway between the beaches and the mountains. She has two twenty-something daughters and one geeky old husband. When she’s not writing software or stories, Julia enjoys traveling with her family, watching dance reality shows on TV, and dreaming about which restaurant ought to get her business that night.
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