Teaser Tuesday: Take Me There by Susane Colasanti

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.

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.

21 Thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Take Me There by Susane Colasanti

  1. Sounds like teenagers…trying to push the blame elsewhere!

    Here’s mine:


  2. Yeh like … :)

    Yep teenagers have a great language don’t they?

    Here is mine – from a non-fiction title.

  3. Thanks for the honest opinion. I’ve avoided this author because I wasn’t sure I would like her books, and it sounds like yes, they would bug me.

    Here’s my teaser.

    • NotNessie: You’re welcome. I’m trying to give this another chance but I’m so close to just reading the end of the book to see what happens. Maybe it’s better for a younger audience.

  4. Definitely sounds like teenagers talking!

    My teaser this week is from a Russian classic.

  5. kaye on June 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm said:

    Don’t think that would be the book for me- the dialogue would make me “like” crazy. I hope you are enjoying it.

    Here is my TEASER

    Have a great week and happy reading!

  6. This sounds good! Great Teaser! New author for me, but will check out the book.
    HERE is my teaser for this week.

    • Audrey: You may want to check out When It Happens, her other book. You might like it better. :) Thanks for visiting!

  7. I’ll be mean: that teaser makes me want to throw up. No offense to you! I would not read a book at all that had “like” used in dialogue that way, even if that is how most teenagers talk. I give you credit for trying another book out by an author you didn’t like, it’s good to do that sometimes. Send me an email and let me know when you post the review! Oh, and my teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

    • Alayne: No offense taken! I’m getting dizzy already. The upside is, it’s written in three perspectives. The downside of that is two out of three perspectives sound like that. :| I’m thisclose to giving up on it, but I have about 100 pages left, so let’s see if I change my mind. :)

      Thanks for visiting!

  8. I don’t think I could handle a book that is all written in what is perceived to be “teen-speak”. I work with teens everyday. Most do not talk like that. My teaser is from Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs. Happy reading!

    • Kathy Martin: Oh awesome, you’re reading Forgive My Fins! :)

      I know, right? I’m far from being a teen already but I know I don’t speak or think like that.

  9. Makes me curious as to what happen and who’s fault it was. I hope you are enjoying your book. Here’s mine.

  10. Reading a whole book written that way would drive me nuts! I’m sure I never sounded that dreadful when I was a teenager.

  11. I hate when people talk like that. I have read plenty of YA novels about teens and they don’t talk like that. With all the other drama, the ‘I was like’ speech isn’t needed. LOL.

    My TT is here.

  12. As a mom of four teenagers, I can say they do talk like that. A lot! :)

  13. Good teaser to illustrate the vagaries of teenagerhood. Hope you make it through the rest!
    My teaser is from The Demon in Me by Michelle Rowen.

  14. I can see what you mean, I hope it gets better for you though!

  15. They seem to talk the way my friends and I did when we were in high school. I’d peg the setting by the teaser in Southern California.

    My teaser this week is from How to Train Your Dragon.

  16. Hmmm … interesting. My teaser is here

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