Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Review: So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti
When Brooke's crush, Scott, moves from their suburban town to New York City, she decides to follow him there. Living with her formerly estranged dad and adapting to a new school are challenging, and things go from bad to worse when Brooke learns that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she builds her new life, Brooke begins to discover a side of herself she never knew existed. And as she finds out, in the city that never sleeps, love can appear around any corner..
This review has been hard for me to write. Let me start by saying that I absolutely LOVE Susane Colasanti's previous novels. I mean, I adore them. I re-read them all the time, and I love them every single time. I can always expect Colasanti's novels to be fun, flirty, and cute.
However, So Much Closer let me down. I found it to be very unrealistic. How many teenage girls would really follow a guy to New York City after she had just talked to her once? I know I wouldn't uproot my whole life just for a guy that didn't know I existed.
I also found it very hard to relate to the main character. Her thinking was just so... weird. I didn't understand why she was acting the way she was, and her thinking was never really supported in the novel. She just didn't make sense sometimes.
I guess those were my two main issues in this novel. The one positive that I did enjoy was that Colasanti had the setting described extremely well. While I was reading, even though I couldn't relate to any of the characters, I felt as if I could see everything they were seeing, because the setting was described very well.
Overall, if you want to read a Susane Colasanti novel, I don't recommend this one. It was just very unrealistic, and I couldn't relate to the characters. That being said, I do recommend all of her previous novels.
This disappointed me. Read Colasanti's other books instead of this one.