Everlasting is the chronicle of two equally fascinating Latino teenagers, seventeen-year-old Juan Alonso and sixteen-year-old Nina Sagastume, who fall in love despite unrelenting odds.
Juan is a political, outspoken romantic who believes education and determination is the key to a better life. His brother Rico is the leader of the notorious Bronx street gang, The New York...more
Reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story, Juan and Nina are star-crossed, or in this case gang-crossed, lovers. Because of her mother's failing health, Nina Sagastume is sent to live with her cousin, Tajo. Tajo is the leader of the Bronx Gangstas. Though Nina doesn't agree with her cousin's lifestyle, she really doesn't have a choice in the matter, as he is the only family in the states. On the other side of town is Juan Alonso. Juan's brother, Rico, is the leader o...more
*Author of Everlasting (2007, Simon and Schuster), Melody (2008, Simon and Schuster), Giving up the Ghost (2011, Peace in the Storm Publishing) and The Season of Sin (2012, Peace in the Storm Publishing). Stacy is a 2011 and 2012 African-American Literary Award nominee.