This Train Is Being Held

This Train Is Being Held Book Details

When private school student Isabelle Warren first meets Dominican-American Alex Rosario on the downtown 1 train, she remembers his green eyes and his gentlemanly behavior. He remembers her untroubled happiness, something he feels all rich kids must possess. That, and her long dancer legs. Over the course of multiple subway encounters spanning the next three years, Isabelle learns of Alex’s struggle with his father, who is hell-bent on Alex being a contender for the major leagues, despite Alex’s desire to go to college and become a poet. Alex learns about Isabelle’s unstable mother, a woman with a prejudice against Latino men. But fate—and the 1 train—throw them together when Isabelle needs Alex most. Heartfelt and evocative, this romantic drama will appeal to readers of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen.

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  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    3.5 rounded up to a 4. Wow. The romance at the center of this book grabbed me from their first interaction and held me completely captivated through to the end. The plot however was a different story....

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is stunning, heart-breaking, I cannot hold back my tears! Oh, no! My cries are literally ugly!This is more heart-felting, emotional, tear-jerker book than I expected represents Latino culture and...

  • Irena BookDustMagic

    I really enjoyed this cute (yet serious and heartbreaking) diverse story.Full review to come....

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Amulet for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review ”Falling in love, it is easy. Fighting for it, that is hard.” Gosh, you guys… there was just so much to lov...

  • Katie B

    This turned out to be an okay read, but I was hoping for more. There were elements of the story I liked and others I didn't. I think the the biggest problem for me was I wasn't all that interested in ...

  • Anna Banana

    4.5 starsWow...I knew that I was going to love this book but I never expected it to be my first 5 star read of the year and an instant favorite for 2020! When I heard about this book and heard it was ...

  • The Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Vinny MSFeaturing an unexpected subway encounter, Ismée Williams’ newest contemporary, This Train Is Being Held, is going to make you swoon over t...

  • Book Soul9

    MY THOUGHTSFirst of all, I want to thank to the publishing house Abrams & Chronicle Books for giving me a free ARC in exchange for an honest review!First of all, I liked the romance between Alex and I...

  • Kate (GirlReading)

    A truly delightful and surprising read.The romance was EVERYTHING. It was tender and warm and raw and everything you could possibly want in a YA romance. It was somehow both an 'instalove' story and a...

  • charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)

    On my blog. Rep: half Cuban mc, Dominican American mc, side characters with bipolar disorderCWs: suicidal ideation, suicide attempt (off page, side char), racismGalley provided by publisherQuite fr...