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So Much Closer Hardcover – May 3, 2011
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"For fans of Sarah Dessen looking for an atypical romance and an authentic teen voice." --VOYA
"Colasanti's Manhattan is a teenager's paradise, with rooftop hideaways and low parental involvement. The contrast between Brooke's dull New Jersey town and life in the big city will resonate with teens craving a change." --Kirkus Reviews
"Readers who are floundering a bit in terms of what they want to do, who they want to be, and whom they want to be with will find their quandaries reflected in Brooke's dilemmas." --BCCB
"Colasanti fans will love this. A fun exploration of a city and a teen's dreams." - Booklist
From the Author
The inspiration for So Much Closer came from my own experience. I'm from Middle of Nowhere, New Jersey. Nothing ever happened in Middle of Nowhere, New Jersey. I was always longing for something to happen. I could not wait for my real life to start. I wanted to move away and reinvent myself, be the person I'd always wanted to be, create a new life somewhere exciting where anything is possible and your soul mate could be around any corner. Twenty years later, I still feel that way about New York City.
Top customer reviews
Brooke moving to NYC because of a boy seemed a bit dramatic, but I like to think that it was her opportunity to go somewhere she's always wanted to live and to really have a chance to find herself. I kept cringing when she talked about telling Scott why she moved and how they were meant to be together. I realize we all thought we were meant to be with someone in high school, but I still cringed and hoped she wouldn't completely embarrass herself with it.
I didn't really care for John and first. Brooke tutors John and he seems a little spazzy. It took a while for me to realize while he may be hyperactive, he isn't some immature guy who just seems to get annoying at time. By the end, I was liking this character more than I thought I would.
I was glad that Brooke was able to find out what she wants to do with her life. While I did like this story, it still wasn't anything amazing. I'd still recommend it once the price comes down. Not worth the $11 though.
As luck would have it, not only does Scott live right around the block from Brooke, but they also have a class together. This is just perfect, or is it? When things start to heat up between Brooke and long time crush Scott, she soon realizes that maybe Scott isn't her soulmate. Maybe someone completely different is?
So Much Closer, written by author Susane Colasanti, is a great read full of both love and most of all, hope. Colasanti really excels at sparking a sense of believing in the impossible within her readers. What will surprise readers is the fact that even though this book has a whimsical feel, it's incredibly real. From the dialog, to the situations Brooke is in, readers will have no problem relating to So Much Closer.
Full of an unforgettable cast of characters, readers will easily find someone to relate to. Wheter it's paper folding Brooke, warm fuzzy Sadie, or hoodie collecting John, this book has a little bit for everyone. So Much Closer is beyond well written. Colasanti's writing makes New York City come to life. Uncovering some of the City's hidden jewels like the High Line and Big Gay, the ice cream truck.