Friday, March 13, 2009
When It Happens - Susane Colasanti
Reminiscent of the movie Say Anything, a debut novel for all those searching for The One!
Sara and Tobey couldn’t be more different. She is focused on getting into her first-choice college; he wants to win Battle of the Bands. Sara’s other goal is to find true love, so when Dave, a popular jock, asks her out, she’s thrilled. But then there’s Tobey. His amazing blue eyes and quirky wit always creep into her thoughts. It just so happens that one of Tobey’s goals is also to make Sara fall in love with him. Told in alternating points of view, Sara and Tobey’s real connection will have everyone rooting for them from the minute they meet!
This was a really cute book! After reading Waiting for You, I instantly fell in love with Susan Colasanti, and when my friend Kate told me she had this book, I was really excited to read it! It really didn't let me down.
It's told in alternating chapters of Sara and Tobey, and each character has their own distinct voice -- that was one of my favorite things of this book. Susane did a great job with getting into Tobey's head. Also, she did a great job of seperating the two voices: Sara's parts of the book were distinctly Sara's, and Tobey's were distinctly Tobey's. It was nice how you could see what one character was thinking about a certain event, and then in the next chapter, seeing how that person thought.
This is a really cute-sy book. After reading Waiting for You, I thought there might be a little bit of serious-ness in it, and while there was, there wasn't as much as in Waiting For You, making this a really cute book. It's good for a rainy day when you just want to stay inside, which is when I read it. :)
Overall, When It Happens is a really cute romance story. The alternating chapters of Tobey and Sara were amazing and very distinct to the characters. I've just started Susane Colasanti, but I'm definitely not planning on stopping anytime soon.