Be the first to read the thought-provoking new novel from Melissa de la Cruz, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost. She had her whole life planned. She knew who she was and where she was going. Until the truth changed everything. Jasmine de los Santos has always done what's expected of her. 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 to the school of her dreams. And then everything shatters. Her parents are forced 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. As she's trying to make sense of who she is in this new reality, her world is turned upside down again by Royce Blakely. He's funny, caring, and spontaneous - basically everything she's been looking for at the worst possible time, and now he's something else she may lose. Jasmine will stop at nothing to protect her relationships, family and future, all while figuring out what it means to be an immigrant in today's society.
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by Melissa De La Cruz
"In clear tones brimming with heart, narrator Cassie Simone brings 17-year-old Jasmine de los Santos to life. After hearing she's won a National Honor Scholarship, this studious and hardworking teenager is devastated when she learns of her family's status as illegal immigrants, which means that college may be impossible and deportation is a serious threat. Her life becomes increasingly more complicated when she falls for Royce Blakely, the charming and kindhearted son of a high-ranking congressman who opposes an immigration-reform bill that would allow her to go to college. Although the plot focuses more on the romance itself--kept tame for younger teens--than on the more interesting struggle of the family to gain the American Dream, Simone skillfully portrays a diverse cast of characters. D.S. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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