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The Great Divide by Lynette Ferreira

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Embark on a poignant journey of love, acceptance, and the transformative power of music in The Great Divide, a young adult sweet romance that challenges the boundaries of prejudice and celebrates the universal language that connects us all.

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Seventeen-year-old Chrissie's acceptance into The Christian Academy promises a world of opportunities. Yet, her father's hidden relief reveals a deep-seated bias, setting the stage for a tale that explores the great divide between privilege and acceptance. As Chrissie enters the exclusive halls of academia, she discovers that destiny has a unique melody in store for her.


Chrissie's journey takes an unexpected turn when she auditions as a backup singer for ÉLastique, a school band led by the charismatic eighteen-year-old Vincent. The notes of their connection resonate, transcending the color lines drawn by society.


Vincent, a talented black musician, becomes the lead singer in the composition of Chrissie's heart, challenging the prejudices that seek to silence their love.


The Great Divide delves into the poignant struggles of love in the face of societal expectations. Chrissie and Vincent navigate a world where prejudices threaten to create dissonance, and the path to acceptance requires courage and strength. As they face the challenges of their divergent backgrounds, the symphony of their love plays on, bridging the gaps that divide.


Join Chrissie and Vincent as they navigate the delicate chords of romance against the backdrop of societal expectations and the harmonies of their hearts.


Included: When We Love, the alternative happy ending.


  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial

Editorial Review

ABNA Publisher Weekly Reviewer


In this well-intentioned novel dealing with interracial love, academically gifted Chrissie Taylor has received a scholarship to The Christian Academy in Charleston. Her parents are happy and proud, and her father privately says that now she won’t have to go to school with so many black kids. But a black kid at the Academy catches her eye the moment she sees him. Vincent almost makes her forget her attraction to flirtatious, suntanned, blond Johnathan who has most of the girls in school interested in him. To add to the novel’s wish-fulfillment theme, handsome Vincent’s band has signed a record deal with a big producer and will be releasing its first single in the fall. All they need is a girl singer. Enter Chrissie, who just happens to sing and write songs. The chemistry is instant and the best part of the book is the young lovers’ trying to convince each other why their union would destroy their fathers. 

Embark on a poignant journey of love, acceptance, and the transformative power of music in The Great Divide, a young adult sweet romance that challenges the boundaries of prejudice and celebrates the universal language that connects us all.

Book Details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fiction for the Soul Books

Date : 30 August 2010

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 324 pages

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1393063407

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 13 and up

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.81 x 8.5 inches

About the Author

Lynette Ferreira writes sweet romance stories for teens and young adults about first love, really cute boys, kissing and all the drama.

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Trenna B.

1 month ago

The great devide

This wonderful book moved me to tears. My heart broke for them. Thank you author.

Marisa S.

1 month ago

Chrissie and Vincent

An interesting storyline following Chrissie, who's recently been accepted to an exclusive private school, which relives her father at the thought of who she is and isn't surrounded by. But what happens when she finds out who the lead singer of the band she auditioned to be the backup singer is? You can't help who you fall for, and will her father's opinion change? Definitely an interesting story that I wasn't expecting. I went into this pretty blind. But it was a cute and enjoyable read.
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