The Great Divide
THE GREAT DIVIDE - BOOK ONE
The Great Divide is a diverse love story in The Great Divide series for teenagers and young adults.
Seventeen-year-old Chrissie is accepted at The Christian Academy, an exclusive private school.
Her father goes through a great deal of trouble to secure a scholarship here for Chrissie, and in the privacy of his own home he sighs with relief because now his daughter no longer has to go to school with so many black kids.
She auditions as backup singer for ÉLastique, a school band, and the lead singer is an eighteen-year-old, black boy, named Vincent.
Vincent and Chrissie have to hide their relationship from everybody and meet in secret, because Vincent's father has not forgotten the racial discrimination of the past.
They did not make the rules, they only fell in love despite them.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
I loved the whole thing. The characterization drew me right in. I feel like I know this girl and I am rooting for her... even though I know she is going to have some problems when she falls in love with the black boy. - ABNA Expert Reviewer 2011
This has been, by far, my favourite YOUNG ADULT excerpt I have read. I liked the characters, the setting and the pace of the book. It was interesting and it leaves me wanting more. - ABNA Expert Reviewer 2011
The best part of the book is the young lovers' trying to convince each other why their union would destroy their fathers. The novel covers an important topic. - ABNA Publisher Weekly Reviewer 2011