The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day – Book Review | LibroLiv

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Synopsis:

28220966Together 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?

Review:

To those who are judged for reasons beyond their control: Disregard the noise and stay true to your dreams.

I’m going to keep this short, and not necessarily sweet: I didn’t enjoy this book. I thought it was boring and cliche, and I really didn’t like Julia Day’s method of telling a story. Maybe it just wasn’t for me, despite really wanting it to be.

Throughout, I couldn’t shake the feeling that this book was rushed, like everything was being skimmed over, so much so that there wasn’t any rise and fall to this book. It was just flat, monotonous. One thing that really annoyed me was when something exciting would be mentioned – like a date, or a road trip – and it would be completely skipped over. The book would pick up right after it had finished, whilst Eden, our protagonist, was thinking back on it.

I just really wanted something to be happening as I read that was engaging, but no such luck.

Likewise, there wasn’t much depth to this book. I felt like everything that was said, everything that happened, skimmed the surface, and we never actually knew what any of the characters were thinking or feeling. And I hated that. I like to feel connected to characters, but I’ve never felt more disconnected than when reading The Possibility of Somewhere.

The only reason I’ve rated this book 2/5 stars is because of the diversity it presents: this book deals with prejudice, and it’s great to see such a varied cast of characters. Other than that, it didn’t really stand out for me in anyway. However, I didn’t hate it, so there’s that.

Despite thinking this book was a lot less than perfect, I do think the title is really nice, and so I am entering this novel for the number 27 spot on the Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge – A book with a beautiful title. Yay!

You can find the book here: Amazon | Goodreads

(Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)


Highlights:

Neither of us fit in, so instead we fit together. 


If you enjoyed _____, you’ll love The Possibility of Somewhere!

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