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Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Overall Rating:

Age Recommendation:
This book is such an easy read that I would say that any strong independent reader would be able to handle this book very well. The subject matter is nothing that I would consider too inappropriate for someone over the age of 12.

Cover Art:
The cover says it all. Actually, I was fairly judgmental about this book when I saw the cover. Which, of course, breaks the cardinal rule of reading. Don't judge a book by its cover. The cover of this book definitely did its job of catching my eye. And after reading, I really like how is gives a teaser of what this book is going to be about. It's also a very good portrayal of the character's personalities.

What if your soul mate is...your best friend's boyfriend?

Lani and Erin are lifelong best friends--and total opposites. Lani's a down-to-earth Taurus; Erin's a fiery Leo. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. They've always had wildly different tastes, from pizza toppings to guys.

That is, until Erin starts dating Jason.

From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can't deny the the amazing connection she feels with him. It's like they've known each other their whole lives. She's not sure if he feels it, too--but even if he does, he's off limits. Lani's determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than hurt her best friend.

Then Erin goes away for the summer--and Jason seems to appear everywhere Lani turns. How long can she keep running from the guy who might just be the love of her life?

My Thoughts:
Would you ever steal your best friend’s boyfriend? What if you believed that you had more in common with him than she did? What if you believed in fate, and your fate was aligned with his? What if he was your soul mate?

That’s how it is for Lani. She and Erin are best friends. And now Lani is finding herself falling for Jason, Erin's boyfriend. What would you do if you believed that your soul mate was your best friend's boyfriend? Would you pursue it? Susane Colasanti takes us into the life of Lani in Something Like Fate. This is a novel about complex and complicated relationships that could potentially question the morality of the characters but is handled in such a way that the character knows that her morality is being question by the reader, the public, and herself.

This is the first book that I have read by Susane Colasanti. I have two of the books that have been published prior to this one, however I just never got around to reading them. She makes it so easy to jump into the life of her characters with a simple writing style that makes the book a page turner on top of the incredibly invested story that she has created. I really feel like I have gotten to know the characters and have sat in Lani's shoes as she goes through the difficulties of doing what's right for her friend and what's right for herself.

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
Pages: 268 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: May 4, 2010
Purchased from store


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