Review: All I Need

May •  25 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: All I NeedAll I Need by Susane Colasanti
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Viking Juvenile on May 21st 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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The last night of summer is only the beginning.

Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.

Taking a chance on another summer read, All I Need pulls the reader deep into a summer romance.

1. Love. I’m going to go straight into it and say that I like that this relationship went from falling in love, to the honeymoon stage, and then of course the hard part of the relationship. This brings the reader closer to the couple and the reader is able to feel all of the emotions.

2. Plot. The plot moved well It doe switch from both Skye and Seth’s point of view. The reader is able to grasp both sides of the story and see where both these characters are coming from. I like that they are both different yet have a love the runs deep.

3. Life. One reason I enjoyed this book so much is that it has real life issues. Dealing with the parents saying,”Your spending too much time together” to ” This isn’t what I wanted.” It gives the reader a deep insight to what it really like in a relationship.

4. Emotional roller coaster. Yup. Be ready to strap yourself in. There are the ups. Falling in love, the laughter of flirtation, the smiling of inside jokes. And the downs.  Parents questioning your priorities, straddling college and full-time job, money issues. So be prepared to have your heart thrown every single way.

5. All you need. The thing about relationships is finding exactly what you need. Not one person is perfect and not one person can be your everything. Relationships take work. From both sides. So finding that balance between both people is key. I like that this couple saw that and fought for their love. Not everything came together, their way. But holding on to their love and fighting for that is what is most important.

All I Need showcases the truth about relationships. Not everything is a fairy-tale and happy ever afters. Not one person can be everything you need. A romantic tale full of heart and love, All I Need is a great summer read. A rare story that is realistic, All I Need is wonderful.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    May 25, 2013

    Ooh, I do love that the parents are involved. In real life, I’m sure kids’ parents do comment on their relationships but you rarely see that in YA…

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  2. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    May 25, 2013

    This sounds awesome!! I really liked Keep Holding On. I think her writing is fabulous. I will have to check this one out. Great review!

  3. I’m so glad you liked this one! I’ve been counting down for its release. I’ve only read one of her other books but loved it. I’ve been excited for this one. It’s nice to hear that the characters aren’t in the honeymoon phase for forever. That’s not real life and I think it tends to give younger kids an idea that that’s what a relationship is supposed to be like. You summed it up perfectly in point #5 🙂 I can’t wait to read this now! Thanks so much for the review!

  4. Savannah
    May 26, 2013

    Thanks Christine. I hope you enjoy the book.

  5. Candace
    May 27, 2013

    I’ve really been in the mood for summery reads and this one sounds like something I’d really enjoy! I haven’t read one of her books yet either, though I do have a few on my shelf.