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Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

on March 18, 2012

Title: Something Like Fate

Author: Susane Colasanti

Publisher: Speak      Year: 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0142418826

Genre: Fiction

Age: 12 and up

Themes / Subjects: high school, relationships, romance, young adult, teen love

Plot Summary:

Erin and Lani are not just best friends, they are soul sisters bonded together in the deepest ways and yet total opposites. Lani is environmentally conscious and the president of the school’s One World Club whose goal is to make students more green friendly. Erin is part of the popular group and completely boy crazy. Erin begins dating fellow popular kid Jason, but there is an unmistakable chemistry between Jason and Lani! When Erin goes away for the summer, Lani is encouraged by her friend to spend more time with Jason but the temptation of love is proving to be too much. Lani must make a difficult decision … put her friendship first or give in to true love.

My Take:

While reading this book, I couldn’t stop thinking about and comparing it to Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. The storylines are almost exactly the same with the only exception being that Something Like Fate is written for tweens/teens and Something Borrowed is the adult version. While pursuing my school book fair the cover of Something Like Fate caught my eye; the reader is looking at the back of a couch where a boy and girl are cuddled yet the boy is hold hands behind the couch with a girl sitting on the other end! In my mind I’m thinking, “Scandalous! What is this?!” Below the hands is written, “What if your soul mate is your best friend’s boyfriend?” Immediately I plopped down ten bucks and just had to buy this book.

The cover is juicy. The description on the back of the book is juicy. The story itself was ok. Like I said earlier, while reading I couldn’t stop thinking this was a toned down replica of Something Borrowed. This book needs a lot more drama and a much better ending. There is way too much mundane description and not where it is needed. Some conflict is resolved too quickly while other conflict is left unresolved.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars … I’m really stuck in the middle with this book. I love the plot line and the characters, but I feel as though I wasn’t given a full story

Similar read: Forget You by Jennifer Echols


2 responses to “Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

  1. Arielle says:

    Great Review!!

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