Back pack. Check. Notebook. Check. Pencils. Check. Love triangle. Check. Not your average day of school, huh? Get set for a story of love, hate, shenanigans, and the foils of adolescence in this teen drama where a young woman finds the power within to fight for what she wants.
Katherine Steeleback is always the awkward new girl. Having transferred schools three times in three years, she’s ready to give up on high school. Unfortunately, her parents enroll her and her younger brother, Zeke, into Halman Preparatory Academy, one of Ohio’s most elite prep schools. Expecting the requisite Barbie and Ken dolls, Katherine is prepared to roll her eyes and melt into oblivion. That all changes when she catches the eye of Wade Halman, the most popular guy in school and son of the school’s founder. If Katherine’s going to be more than just a classmate, she’ll have to go through Wade’s spoiled stepsister Jade, the queen bee of Halman Prep. As she inches toward a budding romance with Wade, Jade does everything from paying her ex to try to date Katherine to sending her posse to start drama in order to separate Katherine and Wade. The gloves are off. With the help of her friends and frenemies, Katherine is ready to fight for love.
Between is a delightful ride through the halls of adolescence and the journey to appreciating oneself. The story unfolds with a familiarity that conjures up all the memories of evolving into a young adult: best friends, parties, awkward first encounters, and of course, bullies. The narrative flowed naturally with language that is spot own for today’s generation of teenage readers. Author Cassidy Robinson clearly knows her reader and in a time of often life-altering experiences for today’s youth, Between his a much needed dose of heart. Robinson writes with such care and sincerity, never wavering form her style or characterizations. With strong characters and the mental jujitsu employed to navigate high school, Between is a tale of a strong young woman finding her way to love and reminding us to never let anything stand between us and our destinies.