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Something Like Fate


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Susane Colasanti is the author of "When It Happens, Take Me There, " and "Waiting for You." She has a bachelor s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master s degree from New York University. Before becoming a full-time author, Susane was a high school Physics and Earth Science teacher for almost ten years. She lives in New York City."


Gr 7 Up-Best friends Lani and Erin are connected by their past and their belief that fate plays a part in their lives. When Erin starts dating Jason, Lani is happy for her. But, as Lani gets to know Jason better, she realizes that he is her soul-mate, and coming to terms with this and her friendship with Erin becomes central to the drama. In addition, Lani's friend Blake is terrified that his father will discover that he's gay. Trust, the meaning of friendship, and what holds it together are themes throughout this story by Susane Colasanti (Viking, 2010) as are the different loves shared between friends and family members. Jeannie Stith's voice captures Lani's reflective nature as well as the personalities of the other characters. An engaging listen.-Genevieve Gallagher, Charlottesville High School, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Praise for Susane Colasanti and "Something Like Fate" "An intelligent, fast-paced present-tense narration . . . which will resonate with readers attracted to bittersweet and tear-jerking romances." - "Kirkus" "Reviews" "A romantic page-turner."--Booklist "As a realsitic portrayal of first love and BFF betrayal, this hits the mark."--BCCB "Colasanti has her finger on the pulse of teenage dialogue and emotions."--VOYA "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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