Saturday, August 6, 2011

Book Review: So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti

When I first read So Much Closer's flap, I was skeptical. But it was a lovely book that I really enjoyed.

Brooke has been in love with Scott Abrams for two years. The only problem is, Scott doesn't know that. She finally talks to him at the Junior Picnic and she learns that he is about to move to NYC. Well, Brooke just can't let the love of her life leave her like that! She's always dreamed of living in New York, and her dad lives there now, so she calls him up and moves to the Big Apple to tell Scott they belong together. But when that actually happens, things don't end up the way Brooke imagined.

With divorced parents, we get some family and trust lessons in this book. There is a ton of great emphasis on following your dreams and making them come true. We learn some great lessons from John, the guy Brooke tutors. He has a great head on his shoulders and is a pretty fantastic character. I really liked this book and Colasanti is a great writer. I highly recommend this novel!

"One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won't let you be anything less. They see the potential of you. They see endless possibilities. And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way. As someone who matters. As someone who can make a difference in this world.
If you're lucky enough to find that person, never let them go" (240-241).

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