|By (author):||de la Cruz, Melissa|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration|
|Size:||8.50in x 5.62in x 1.26in|
|From The Publisher*||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.
|Review Quote*||"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, NYT bestselling co-author of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist|
|Review Quote*||"This book has everything--a strong heroine, important issues and a really cute crush. I'm obsessed--and you will be too." --Michelle Tan, editor-in-chief of SEVENTEEN magazine|