Enter the Sharps. All seven of them become real people who you are invested in. They are such a diverse group. Jordan is bisexual and Chinese, and also represented are Japanese, queer, Sikh, Indian, learning disabled, and underrepresented body type. Jordan’s ethnicity and economic status have made her feel like an outsider on campus. Friendships are formed and Jordan feels part of a group for the first time. If the Sharps win the Holiday competition, they will be opening for an internationally known group and tour Europe over break.
Family economic trouble looms and all may come crashing down. Jordan is an engaging character as she struggles to find out who she is and where she is going. You leave this book wanting to follow all the characters’ stories into the future.
Tessa's Picks, 8th Summer 2018, Character driven, Contemporary fiction, Friendship, People of color, School stories