So Much Closer

So Much Closer

eBook - 2011
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Seventeen-year-old Brooke has a crush on Scott so big that when he heads for New York City, she moves into her estranged father's Greenwich Village apartment, but soon she begins to focus on knowing herself and finding her future path.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781101528570
1101528575
9781101526637
1101526637
Branch Call Number: ONLINE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (241 pages)

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BeachAngel3 Feb 17, 2014

I liked the book but not the end :(

NekoZandy Suzumiya Oct 14, 2012

It was a good book but I didn't like the end D:

lauhginglexia Aug 02, 2012

it was a good book i really liked it

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ashaedo
Aug 01, 2012

must read

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ychi
Jun 24, 2011

I totally didn't expect to like the novel (no matter how much the cover appealed), but Susane Colasanti ops for a, well, balanced balance: Brooke's worries encompass school and romance (lighter subjects) as well as the problem of her parents' divorce. Her attitude towards making the best of New York City even when her relationship with Scott seems to be crawling is what makes her so likeable. Brooke never focuses solely on Scott (despite what her actions state), which would've been a deal-breaker.

The character of John is the true sunshine here. He's got the disability dysgraphia, which makes his personality and perspective ever so unique; he shows Brooke the best NYC sights, and he wholeheartedly captured my heart before he got Brooke's. The discussions between Brooke and Sadie over "boy confidence" endear them both to the reader; Brooke's concern for Sadie's love interest ensures Brooke isn't wrapped up in her own problems. There are one or two people who could almost be defined as random, expect for how Colasanti uses them to develop her protagonist.

Brooke's oblivion to how John feels (especially after his reaction to her being with Scott) is a little hard to believe; the end Brooke and Scott's relationship meets is also a little predictable. The issues with her parents and old friends add some needed weight to the light mood, but the issues Brooke has with school and her campaign of failing it (even though she's supposedly a genius in IQ) just seem petulant. I'm not sure what the title's relevance is (it seems to be one of those obscure phrase titles with hinted-at double meanings), but overall So Much Closer is a warm, sweet read.

skiigurl May 20, 2011

OMG!! this book sounds absoulutely amazing!! CANNOT WAIT to get this out!!

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KKPGIRL
May 12, 2011

This was a good, easy read for me. The story line is somewhat simplistic, but there's a deeper meaning about life behind it. The only problem I had with this book was that Brooke moved from New Jersey to New York just to follow a guy she had a crush on because she had a strong feeling (which she calls "The Knowing") that they should be together. I found it very unrealistic and not very smart. It was also a fairly predictable story, so it was kind of boring. I would recommend this for younger teens who want an easy book to read that doesn't cuss a lot or get too sexually graphic, but it's still a good book for all teens and young adults.

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BeachAngel3 Feb 17, 2014

BeachAngel3 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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May 12, 2011

KKPGIRL thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Allys_Milliken
Jun 04, 2013

"If you're lucky enough to find this person, never let them go. I grabbed his hand. This time, I won't let go."

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