The Jasmine Project

The Jasmine Project

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Jenny Han meets The Bachelorette in this "sparkling, witty, warm-hearted gem" (Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying) of a romantic comedy about a teen Korean American adoptee who unwittingly finds herself at the center of a competition for her heart, as orchestrated by her overbearing, loving family.

Jasmine Yap's life is great. Well, it's okay. She's about to move in with her long-time boyfriend, Paul, before starting a nursing program at community college--all of which she mostly wants. But her stable world is turned upside down when she catches Paul cheating. To her giant, overprotective family, Paul's loss is their golden ticket to showing Jasmine that she deserves much more. The only problem is, Jasmine refuses to meet anyone new.

But...what if the family set up a situation where she wouldn't have to know? A secret Jasmine Project.

The plan is simple: use Jasmine's graduation party as an opportunity for her to meet the most eligible teen bachelors in Orlando. There's no pressure for Jasmine to choose anyone, of course, but the family hopes their meticulously curated choices will show Jasmine how she should be treated. And maybe one will win her heart.

But with the family fighting for their favorites, bachelors going rogue, and Paul wanting her back, the Jasmine Project may not end in love but total, heartbreaking disaster.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 33mm | 472g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • f-c jacket; spfx: emboss & spot gloss
  • 1534477020
  • 9781534477025
  • 1,335,407

Review quote

Ireland, Meredith. The Jasmine Project. 400p. S. & S. Sept. 2021. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781534477025. POP

Gr 7 Up-Jasmine has lived her life in the shadows. She feels inadequate compared to her sister, inhibited by her large Filipino-Italian-Korean-Dominican family, and insufficient for her boyfriend. So, when said boyfriend dumps her, after not-so-subtle cheating, she's crushed. In an effort to bring back her confidence, the entirety of her family brainstorms and creates a bachelorette-style competition. Behind her back. Within days, three boys begin competing for her affection. But will they be enough to restore years of damage to Jasmine's self-esteem? Or worse, will the scheme be revealed, and the secret blown? Swoon-worthy heroes set off a hesitant-yet-idealistic heroine in this tale of family, friendship, and of course, romance. Jasmine's emotions are authentic and real and relatable. Between the inevitable-yet-earth-shattering climax, the masterful character development, and Ireland's uncanny knack for hitting close to home, this story will keep readers turning the pages. VERDICT Add this to all collections serving teens.-Moksha Davaloor, Carroll H.S. Lib., Southlake, TX--School Library Journal "September 2021"
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About Meredith Ireland

Meredith Ireland was born in Korea and adopted by a New York librarian. Her love of books started early and although she pursued both pre-med at Rollins College and law at the University of Miami, stories were her fate. She currently resides with her two children, and Bob, a carnival goldfish, who's likely a person. She writes young adult books, some of which you may like. She is the author of The Jasmine Project and Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller.
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Rating details

699 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 30% (208)
4 48% (333)
3 18% (129)
2 3% (23)
1 1% (6)
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