Wednesday, May 4, 2011

So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti

Brooke follow Scott Abrams, the boy she has been crushing on for two year, to New York after he moves there. 
So we go to Crumbs.  Sometimes in the midst of all your boy drama, you just need a cupcake.  p.185
Plot: It was very Felicity except in high school.  I didn't really like that show, or well, I lost interest in it.  But this book was alright.  There were some loose ends that I wish had been cleared up mostly the subplot involving her dad.  It's like all this anger she had and dropped on him and they never discussed it?  I don't know.  I wish it had been mentioned again.

Characters:  Brooke made me want to shake her.  She was very frustrating with her faux rebellion against the system and her anger/trust issues which seemed really deep.  She kept saying how this and that was another example of how people let you down, but I didn't really get the impression that many people had let her down.  Just her dad.  Sadie, the girl she meets in New York, was a sweet character and I liked that Brooke helped her.  It was a good example of character growth, something Brooke desperately needed.  Scott was a little bland.  I think he was intended as the kind of character a reader could mold into the perfect guy.  He certainly wasn't worth moving to New York for, but he wasn't a bad guy.  And John was very sweet and a good foil for Brooke's cynicism.  I'm glad that the book didn't get too lovely-dovely and I liked that the relationships were a bit ambiguous at the end.  It's nice not to see a character jumped from romance to romance.

Overall:  I liked it overall.  It was a good fun story despite the fact that Brooke was not my favorite character.  I'd say it is a good quick beach read.

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  1. Mmm, not sure if I'm going to like this story. I didn't like Felicity either, and I think that the main character will bug me too. ;) Great review. Got to think about this one.

  2. Nice thorough review. Sounds like an interesting story.

  3. Wait. Did she move to NYC and she was in high school? I wonder how her parents, regardless of how they let her down, could let her pick up and move? Interesting & odd. I have a feeling that teens would really like the idea of this, and the adventure.

  4. @Becky - Her parents are divorced and she moves to New York to live with her dad.


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