Published by Luminis Books, Inc. on October 1st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
Sometimes Hope is the Most Extraordinary Gift of All.
High-school radio host Jasmine Torres's life is full of family dysfunction, but if she can score the internship of her dreams with a New York City radio station, she knows she can turn things around.
That is, until her brother DannyÂ’s latest seizure forces her to miss the interview, and sheÂ’s back to the endless loop of missing school for his doctor appointments, picking up the pieces of her motherÂ’s booze-soaked life, and stressing about DannyÂ’s future.
Then she meets Wes. HeÂ’s the perfect combination of smart, cute, and funny. He also happens to have epilepsy like her brother. Wes is living a normal life despite his medical issues, which gives Jasmine hope for Danny. But memories of her cheating ex-boyfriend keep her from going on a real date with Wes, no matter how many times he asks her.
Jasmine canÂ’t control everything. Not who wins the internship, not her motherÂ’s addiction, not her brotherÂ’s health--not even where her heart will lead her. She wishes she could just have an ordinary life, but maybe what she already has is pretty extraordinary after all.
Â 10 things people wouldn’t guess about me
- This Ordinary Life is my second book published, but my sixth book written.
- My favorite color is yellow. Bright yellow, like sunshine yellow.
- My favorite pizza topping is broccoli and fresh garlic. It’s so good, trust me!
- 13 is my lucky number.
- I love writing on trains (which I wish I had opportunity to do more often).
- I love Halloween. ItÂ’s my absolute favorite day of the year!
- I have never read or seen any of the Harry Potter books or movies. (I know, I know, itÂ’s crazy! I need to get around to it sooner or later!)
- I have three tattoos.
- If I had to choose between never reading again and never writing again, I couldnÂ’t do it!
- I donÂ’t watch TV and therefore have no idea what most people are talking about much of the time. Ha!