Rating: 5 stars
At the start of her senior year, Sara wants two things: to get into a top college and to find true love. Tobey also wants two things in his senior year: to win Battle of the Bands and to make Sara fall in love with him. A popular jock named Dave, though, moves in on Sara first. But Tobey’s quirky wit and big blue eyes are hard for Sara to ignore. Plus, he gets the little things that matter to her – like why she loves the Lloyd Dobler boom-box scene in the movie Say Anything….Can a slacker rock-star wanna be win the heart of a pretty class brain like Sara?
Hilariously and movingly told through Tobey’s and Sara’s authentic voices, Susane Colasanti’s debut novel sizzles in its portrayal of two young people searching for the one.
Ok, When It Happens by Susane Colasanti is one of my favorite books! I just love it, it’s so cute. The plot is great, and is your typical high school setting.
Susane Colasanti adds so much more to the story by writing in alternating perspectives, it gives you insight to both characters instead of just one. The characters themselves are real, and represent all corners of the social scale in your high school. Tobey’s the slacker whose character is just adorable, but at times seems a bit desparate. Then Dave the average high school jock with big head and then there’s Maggie and Laila too. Personally I love Maggie. Her character is not necessarily totally unique, but just adds something to the story. Then there’s Sara who is just looking for that someone who they can find true love. I’m a huge sucker for romance.
I’d definately recommend When It Happens by Susane Colasanti to everyone!