I thought I’d take a break from all the fantasy reads since I’m currently ahead anyway, so I’m now back to reading some contemporary YA, to sort of cleanse the reading palate and get me ready for more fantasy reads ahead.
Yes, I know that was one long (run-on?) sentence. But for now: whatever. The book I’m reading now doesn’t seem to like long sentences, so I’m going for that as some kind of offset.
This week’s Teaser Tuesday comes from Take Me There by Susane Colasanti.
Rhiannon is completely devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend. She wants him back.Nicole’s ex still wants to be with her, but she’s obsessed with someone else.
James is hopelessly in love with Rhiannon, who doesn’t see that their friendship can be so much more.
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 shows the ups and downs of love, friendship, and karma.
Honestly? It’s taking me a bit to absorb this story. I’ve read When It Happens by the same author and I wasn’t really that impressed, but I thought I’d give her another chance this time, in hopes of being surprised (like how I was with Elizabeth Scott‘s Stealing Heaven). So far, I’ve got two reactions:
- These kids are supposed to be in high school — do they really talk that way?
- What is the point of this story?
It wasn’t until about page 100 that finally something made sense. I’m still skeptical if I will like this story (I mean, why take a third of the book before something finally connects?), but I will try to finish this in hopes of something changing my mind at some point.
I think I’m being mean now, but I will stop because that’s supposed to be for reviews. I will give this book a chance, I will give this book a chance.
Where was I? Oh, the teaser:
So I’m like, “But you are hurting her.”
And he’s all, “That’s not my fault.”
And I’m like, “Well then whose fault is it?”
Hm. I’ll reserve all other opinions when I’m done. But for now…yep, I’ll give this book a chance.