Guest Review: So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti

Posted November 22, 2011 by Ames in Reviews | 5 Comments

*My apologies to Wena for being in a blogging rut for freaking EVER and not posting here these last few months. I’m going to make it up to you, sweets!*

Main Character: Brooke
Love Interest: Scott
Series: n/a
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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…

I have to be honest, I was hesitant to read this book. Why? This will have been the 3rd book in a short period of time where the heroine comes across as a bit obsessive. Is this the new trend of the moment? Because I don’t like it. Obsessed with boys, obsessed with an older sister, whatever they’re obsessed it, it makes them seem a touch psychotic and unbalanced.

Thankfully, Brooke wasn’t obsessed so much that she crossed over that psychotic line. LOL Yeah she had a crush on a boy and worked things her way so she could move to be closer to him. Kudos girl, taking control of your life. But she didn’t seem so crazy desperate that it turned me off. She kind of closed herself off from making new friends to remain true to the friends she left behind, but some people still broke through her shell. I liked that more than anything – that she made friends despite herself. It was also a bit bittersweet on the other hand when her old friends back in Jersey moved on in her absence. Boys will come and go, but your friends are what really matter. And it hurts when your friends move on.

I was also afraid that Brooke was going to be the biggest brat towards her father. Again, I was wrong. LOL I was wrong about so many things with this book! So I think the blurb does this book a bit of a disservice, because if you’re sick of seemingly psychotic heroines as much as me, there’s no way you’d want to read this.

But it’s about more than a girl going after a boy she likes, it’s about making new friends and finding beauty in places you’d never think to look. For that, I’m giving So Much Closer a solid B.

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5 responses to “Guest Review: So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti

  1. I just found your review through a link on another site, and I’m really glad I did! Thanks for a great review. This is one Susane Colasanti book I haven’t read, and I definitely want to now.

  2. Luisa-I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    Alex-I went into this one expecting the worst. But it surprised me. I really liked the new people Brooke met.

  3. I second Alex, you make it sound much better than the blurb. Sad about the friends, but in the end, she did choose the boy over them ^_^;

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