May 28, 2012

When It Happens, by Susane Colasanti

When It Happens, by Susane Colasanti
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Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: May 4, 2008
Paperback: 310 pages
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
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Read it in: 1 day
Source: Gifted
Challenge: Off the Shelf, TBR Pile
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At the start of her senior year in high school, Sara wants two things: to get into a top college and to find true love.Tobey also wants two things for his senior year: to win Battle of the Bands and to make Sara fall in love with him. However, a popular jock named Dave moves in on Sara first. But Tobey’s quirky wit and big blue eyes are hard for Sara to ignore. Plus, he gets the little things that matter to her. Can a slacker rock-star wannabe win the heart of a pretty class brain like Sara? Hilariously and movingly told through Tobey and Sara’s authentic voices, Susane Colasanti’s debut novel sizzles in its portrayal of two young people searching for The One.
This is my first book by Susane. I've been wanting to read something by her for a while, I think I even have all of her books on my TBR/wish list, but I've never gotten to until now. I got When It Happens in the mail a while ago for RAK, and I'm really glad I did. This was Susane's debut novel and I'm glad I read it first. All of her books sounds really good. This was a great read!

It's very cute and very hilarious at times. I was always shaking my head at how Sara and Tobey acted around each other. I loved the way the point-of-view alternated. One chapter was Sara's POV and then the next would be Tobey's. It really gave you both sides of the story and the whole process of how their relationship goes.

Sara and Tobey were so realistic. Half the time when I was reading this, I got so sucked in that I forgot I was reading a book. Now THAT is a great read. When a book can completely just suck you in and make you forget that it's not real. This book has really made me realize how much I love contemporary. I mean, I love my paranormal, but I've been reading so many lately and haven't added in much contemporary. I'll definitely work on adding in a lot more of them.

Overall, this book was great. A very fast, very enjoyable read. You'll be flying through the pages and finish it before you know it. I sure did, and I'm kind of sad about that because I'd love to read more about Sara and Tobey. They are so cute and they make you want to just keep reading and reading and reading more about them. *le sigh* Romaaanceee.


  1. I've been meaning to read this one for a while but still haven't gotten around to it. After reading your review, though, I definitely reminds me how much I want to read it!
    Book Light Graveyard

    1. You definitely should! =D It was a great book. Her books can only get better! Right?!

  2. I am glad you enjoyed this one. It is on my TBR list, but got pushed down when I saw a few negative reviews on it. Great review, thanks for sharing :)

  3. I especially love when the interactions between characters are realistic. This sounds like a great read.


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