Tuesday, June 5, 2018

YA Book #Review: All I Need by Susane Colasanti

Book Title: All I Need
Author:  Susane Colasanti |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Genre: Yound Adult Romance
Series/Standalone: Stand Alone
Format: Trade Paperback
Cost: $10.99
Pages: 240
How I got it: Purchased 
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Publication Date: May 2013
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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.
I picked this up on a whim and wanted to have a fun quick read. And that's exactly what I got. I luaghed in this book and I looked at the charcters sideways "Like Ok girl, whatever you say".

Going into this book blind without any indication other than the cover was pretty good. You quickly caught onto what was going on.  Now home girl starts off letting us know she's in love with love. She wants to feel what her parents have, however she's more than a little naive about how true love works. Skye and Seth have a great conversation and they hit it off right away, however Skye is a bury her head in the sand kind of girl and she doesn't think about how things will work out.

I loved that time flies by in the book rather quickly. I loved that she had strong happy healthy parents in her life who she had a good relationship with. Ah had two sets of best friends, he summer friend she's been friends with since she was nine and another group of her 'regular' friends; they all know each other and hang out at the end of every summer .  I really loved the girl friendships, I loved that she stressed her volunteer work, her interests in academic success.

Skye however was seriously naive, she had this immature and ill formed idea of hat love was and she kept chasing it. Which in of itself isn't wrong, it is however unfair to the people you date if you don't thing they are worth your time even as you date them.  I loved how she and her friends were different reflections of each other, they could see the flaws in the other but not so much in the mirror.  Seth had his hangups too, based on his parent's and their relationship and his hang ups about money and Skye's wealth.

I loved  his description of college and how it can change you.  Skye wants everything to stay the same yet doesn't really understand that nothing ever stays the same.  I loved how her parents handled them dating and how mature Skye seemed when given different choices.  I know personally I would never turn my life around like this for someone I had one conversation with. However I know people who have and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.  I really enjoyed their conversations because they were so sarcastic together.  When conflict hits, I loved that Skye felt safe seeking her friends and her mother;s advice.  I loved that she wasn't the only one feeling like this about the relationship.

However, Skye's immaturity and Seth's trust issues do impact the relationship, without realizing it they really had only a summer romance which is just a surface level romance.  Several times throughout the books Susane showed us that and the characters would duck around the issues.  The story wrapped up quickly and it definetly keeps you engaged trying to see where they go from here and that ending???

A fun quick summer read. I really enjoyed the girlfriends and the parents being such good people.

  • Sarah Dessen This Summer

Happy Reading my loves, let me know if you read this and enjoyed and share in the comments down below.  

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