When we Love

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"Why can't we figure this out, convince others what love is about, 'cause this feeling I've got for you, just won't let go."

When we love, we can change the world

Young Adult Contemporary Romance

The first moment Vincent saw her standing in front of the class waiting for Mr. Johnson, he did not pay any attention. Just another white girl he thought. As the minutes ticked by and he continued looking at her, because she made the time pass, he ...

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Overview

"Why can't we figure this out, convince others what love is about, 'cause this feeling I've got for you, just won't let go."

When we love, we can change the world

Young Adult Contemporary Romance

The first moment Vincent saw her standing in front of the class waiting for Mr. Johnson, he did not pay any attention. Just another white girl he thought. As the minutes ticked by and he continued looking at her, because she made the time pass, he unexpectedly realized that he was uncontrollably interested in her. Chrissie has a heartbreaking dilemma. She has a massive crush on the playboy of The Cornwall Academy, and she is sure once he notices her, he would love her and only her. Little did Chrissie realise her crush was only preparing her for an even greater predicament. Somewhere, somehow she has fallen in love with Vincent, and her dad will not be happy. He would disown her and pretend she was never born. She would be an orphan. Sometimes in the end, when we love, there isn't always a happy ending, but could their love conquer the great divide between them? "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 favorite 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). As Lynette Ferreira grew up, becoming a published author never featured in one of her many daydreams. Now, she feels as if her biggest dream has come true, and she owes it all to a Higher Power who, when talents were handed out, decided she should get a vivid imagination and bounds of creative talent. Today, you can find her on the second floor of her terraced home, looking down at the street below and banging away at her keyboard, writing Young Adult Romance novels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497436442
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/24/2014
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynette Ferreira was born in Burgersdorp, South Africa, grew up in many places, including Namibia, and even lived for more than a decade in the Republic of Ireland. She is now settled in the United Kingdom.
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  • Posted November 5, 2010

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    Highly Recommended

    The Great Divide is told from the perspective of both Vincent and Chrissie.

    At times, I enjoyed reading Vincent's point of view more; his voice seemed to be more reflective and insightful.

    Although not specifically stated in the story, it is set in Charleston, South Caroline and has subtle reflections on lynching and racism from the past.

    Chrissie goes to a private school and is white, while Vincent is black. Before she realises Vincent is rich, she often wonders if his dad earns his income as a drug-dealer or a gangster.

    The story reflects perfectly the mixed feelings of young adults, falling in love yet at the same time wanting to please and not disappoint their parents.

    The reference to Romeo and Juliet is very fitting, and I agree with the back cover that it is indeed a modern interpretation of this classic.

    The story could have gone into more detail, at times, I felt cheated and that there could have been more explanations, especially in the beginning. The end though makes up for it and builds up perfectly to the unexpected end.

    The story is very sad, and the quote in the front of the book, from one of Dean Koontz' books, are very apt.

    I think not everyone will enjoy this poignant story, as it involves inter-racial relationships, but it so truly reflects the emotions of the young, caught in these circumstances and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good love story.

    Ps: Truly Young Adult - no steamy scenes in this one - Sorry!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

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