Review: Take Me There by Susane Colasanti

Take Me There

Title: Take Me There
Author: Susane Colasanti
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; teens; friendship
Source: paperback – bought

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

In one short week . . . three lives change.

Rhiannon is devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend and wants him back. Nicole’s ex is still in the picture, but she can’t help having a new crush. James and Rhiannon are just friends, though he may try to take it to the next level. Will their desire to take a mean girl down a notch bring these three friends what they want . . . and more?

Set during one life-altering week and told in three realistic perspectives, this engaging, witty novel by the author of When It Happens shows the ups and downs of love, friendship, and karma.


My Review:

My first Susane Colasanti novel. Liked it so much that i read the very next novel in line right after.

After years and years of having her books on my wishlist – they are still there – i got my chance to read her novel. I hate the wait when it comes to books but when i tackle the book after the wait, i am actually happy that i waited. Even if the wait was not in my hands.

While reading Take Me There, i put it under middle grade because it was that simple and seemed for that age group. But as i continued reading i saw elements that would clearly be defined as young adult.

I loved the way Colasanti changed from one point of view to another to another, just to show the events of the day from all three characters eyes. It made the book an interesting read and gave me an understanding of what all three characters were going through. Also the way the three friends were so different in their personalities, but still the same.
I have to admit it did frustrate me a bit but i didn’t stop reading because i was enjoying it at the same time.

Have you ever noticed that an authors first book is never as good as their recent? Colasanti has matured as a writer from book to book and that is clearly visible as you climb her book ladder.
Entertaining read.


In My Opinion

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