Review: So Much Closer

May •  29 •  2013
Review: So Much CloserSo Much Closer by Susane Colasanti
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Viking Juvenile on May 3rd 2011
Genres: Young Adult-Romance
Source: Bought
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When Brooke's crush, Scott, moves from their suburban town to New York City, she decides to follow him there. Living with her formerly estranged dad and adapting to a new school are challenging, and things go from bad to worse when Brooke learns that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she builds her new life, Brooke begins to discover a side of herself she never knew existed. And as she finds out, in the city that never sleeps, love can appear around any corner...

Since I’m currently on a kick for contemp reads, I picked up another book I bought a while back. It certainly wasn’t what I thought it was, but gave me a good read.

1. Infatuation. This book has loads in it. I don’t think I ever read a book where a teen was so infatuated with something that she changed her whole life to get it. I think though because she changed her whole life, that it did help her snap out of it at the end.

2. Plot. The plot is good and moves at a good pace. The only thing that bothered me was getting the main character to wake up! That took a while.

3. Characters. There are some minor characters that really help bring this infatuation to light. And thank God for that. Some points I really got annoyed with  Brooke cause I just wanted her to see, that what she sees is not real!

4.  Fake Love. There is not insta-love but a fake love that gets dragged on and on. Not to mention that there is not another guy to come help and remedy this odd situation. Instead, Brooke ends up finding herself. Still, I would have enjoyed it better had she found true love.

5. Finding yourself. It takes a lot of courage to face up to something you thought was real. I mean, you invested so much time and effort in it and to finally come clean that maybe what you saw was a bit too much, it’s a big step. I’m glad that in the end, Brooke found the strength to do that. After all was said and done, she came to terms with what she did, owning up to the problem she created.

Overall, So Much Closer is a good book. If you can handle the bout of infatuation and the teenager who’s head is always in the clouds, then try this book. A moving plot with good characters, So Much Closer is good.

I give it 3 BITES!


Happy Reading!



  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    May 29, 2013

    I have read and enjoyed many of Susane Colasanti’s books. Not sure about the fake love — but I’ll see what I think!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. Savannah
    May 29, 2013

    Cool Jen. Yeah the fake love kind got boring after a while.

  3. Hm… don’t think I’d be happy with the fake romance either. Still like the sound of her finding herself! Great review!

    • Savannah
      May 29, 2013

      Thanks! It was great to see the girl snap out of it.

  4. Kate @ Ex Libris
    May 29, 2013

    I see what you mean about the true love, but sometimes I think it’s good to leave that out of a YA novel because, in reality, true love might come much later. 🙂

    Kate @ Ex Libris

    • Savannah
      May 29, 2013

      Exactly! I wanted some kind of hope that even though she did not find true love with the first guy, that she just might find it and it would be real.

  5. Candace
    May 29, 2013

    I have quite a few of Susanne’s books but haven’t read any yet. I don’t think this is one I have, but if it is I think I’ll pick up another to start with. This does sound good, but I think I might get a bit annoyed with her.

  6. When I read that summary, I fumbled a bit. She moved her life to follow a CRUSH?! Then once I got down to your review, I see that it’s true. What high school girl (I’m assuming?) does that! What on earth did the boy think? I’m glad she realized she was acting on impulse and found herself. Too bad to hear that she didn’t find true love, though.