So Much Closer

Paperback | May 1, 2012

bySusane Colasanti

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Another contemporary thought-provoking romance from Susane Colasanti!

When Brooke discovers that the love of her life, Scott Abrams, is moving from their New Jersey suburb to New York City for senior year, she decides to follow hime there. Living with her estranged father and adjusting to a whole new school are challenging--and things get even worse when she finds out that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she learns to navigate the big city, she starts to discover a whole new side of herself, and realizes that sometimes love can find you even when you're not looking for it.

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Another contemporary thought-provoking romance from Susane Colasanti! When Brooke discovers that the love of her life, Scott Abrams, is moving from their New Jersey suburb to New York City for senior year, she decides to follow hime there. Living with her estranged father and adjusting to a whole new school are challenging--and things ...

Susane Colasanti is the author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, and Something Like Fate. Before becoming a full-time author, she was a high school science teacher for almost ten years. She lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.31 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142421146

ISBN - 13:9780142421147

Customer Reviews of So Much Closer

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from No comment..... I went into this book expecting it to be absolutely fabulous. I was instead introduced to childish writing and an awful story. I thought I was reading something that a teenager like myself would read, but I felt as though I was reading a book for a young nine year old being introduced to love. I would not recommend this story to anybody.
Date published: 2013-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely awsome well i am going to start off by saying i usely dont read books like thoes i am a supernatural girl but my god i loved this book so much i loved how it started and i could not put it down i loved how she was struggling with who she was and how much in love she was and did was a turn of events loved it 100 thumbs up
Date published: 2012-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, cute, and inspiring for teenage girls! This was a nice quick read that took me less than a day to read. I've read other Colasanti novels and though some of her other works have touched upon important issues that teens deal with, I think I like this one the most. For starters, I find that her writing has gotten way better than before. I would find it frustrating when almost every character's spoken part would be introduced as "so I go" or "he/she's like", and though this does occur occasionally in So Much Closer, it isn't as obvious. I loved the quirkiness of it and since it's a light read, I'm not going to be picky about the fact that the problems that Brooke deals with were just skimmed over, or how quickly they seemed to be resolved. Instead, I'm going to focus on how the story shows girls (and women) that after everything, we shouldn't build ourselves around others, but build ourselves and our futures for ourselves. Definitely something to read after having read something extremely heavy, or long.
Date published: 2011-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A light and fun contemporary read. So Much Closer is the second book I’ve read from Susane Colasanti and reading this book actually got me out of a little bit of a reading slump. The story reminded me of another book that I read recently and that was “Sean Griswold’s Head” by Lindsey Leavitt in that Scott is like Brooke’s focus object. She’s liked Scott for the past two years so when she finds out that Scott is moving to New York she follows him there leaving behind mom and friends. Brooke focuses a lot of time and energy on Scott. She’s stalked observed him for over two years and thinks that she know everything about him. Yes, Brooke’s actions are pretty stalkerish and is fuelled by what she calls “the Knowing” which I guess is her gut instinct telling her that what she’s doing is right. Not showing much common sense a lot of the times, it is surprising when its revealed that Brooke has a genius IQ. Its something that she’s spent years hiding and downplaying to others, not wanting people to have such high expectations of her. I didn’t dislike any of the characters which was great. Sadie and John are two new friends that Brooke makes in New York. Brooke’s so focused on Scott that she doesn’t notice a lot of the things around her. They help her see New York and everything around her in a whole new light, John in particular. I’ve never been to New York but reading this book felt like I was there. I could picture everything Brooke is noticing for the first time and take in all the details of the city that I never knew existed. There are a couple things that are left unresolved and its left to the reader to decide what happens. Other than that So Much Closer is light contemporary read and a great coming of age story.
Date published: 2011-07-16