YA Guest Reviewer: Carolyn Graham
Title: Something Like Fate
Author: Susane Colasanti
Release Date: May 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: YA Fiction
Publisherís Age/Grade Recommendation: 12-16
OUARís Age/Grade Recommendation: 12-18
Year/Setting: Present day
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating:
Violent Content Rating: Negligible
Susane's Website/Blog: www.susanecolasanti.com
Erin and Lani are best friends, been best friends since childhood. They are total opposites. But they are close enough to be sisters. That is until Jason walks into Erinís life. Jason and Erin begin dating. But Lani and Jason have a huge connection that neither of them were expecting. They have almost everything in common. So Lani turns to her other best friend Blake. He believes that Lani should just tell Jason how she feels, but Lani knows Jason is off limits. So sheís determined to ignore the feelings she gets from Jason.
Then Erin goes to camp, leaving Jason and Lani alone. Jason seems to be everywhere she is. Lani and Jason become best friends that summer. But Lani keeps pushing her real feelings away. Lani knows she canít betray her best friend, but can she keep betraying fate forever, is the real question.
I loved this book. One thing did bother me though, I appreciate the fact that the characters Lani and Erin believe in something. But what they do believe in, is something I donít, Fate, Destiny, and horoscopes. I do not believe in fate. I donít believe that everything happens for a reason. Fate doesnít control your life, you do. But if readers who do believe in fate and everything in between that, you should read this book.
But what I liked most about this book, is that it showed what real high schoolers are like, gave some people a look on the inside of the high school world. I liked Lani. I related to her. She has fears, I have fears. She is determined stay away from her fears, as well am I. But in the end she conquers her fear, which in my life I need to do as well. Erin and Lani were best friends, even though they were two totally opposite people. I have friends the total opposite of me. I think we get along the best, unlike the friends who I have a lot in common with.
So if youíre looking for a great read, read Something Like Fate. Colsanti does a great job writing it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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