When It Happens
Author: Susane Colasanti
Summary: Sara wants two things in her senior year of high school. To get in a amazing college and to find true love. She thinks she got it all figured out at the beginning. She already found her supposed true love; Dave. And that is just because he made a move on her first before anyone else did. She is also at the top of her class. She tries so hard to be perfect. She tries and tries to get in the college that she most desires. Sara is so blind by finding her love and finding the right college for her that she can’t see who she is really meant to be with. Tobey is the opposite of Sara. He is a slacker, loves rock, and is very quirky. He doesn’t put any effort onto his work. He is okay with being average. He is okay with not going to college.He doesn’t really have any desires or wishes that he would like to achieve in the next year. Except for one. All he wants is for Sara to fall in love with this quirky guy. He understands Sara and cares about the little things that Sara absolutely adores. Can a slacker wannabe rocker have a top class geek fall in love with him? This is one of those lovey-dovey stories and to be honest I read better books then this. The story just went WAY to fast and it was too short to have a detailed enough book. I like that its dual point of view between Sara and Tobey, but this book didn’t really scream “amazing!” for me.
My Review: I have seen better romance novels than this. It was WAYYYY to fast of a book and I think that the author could’ve wrote a few more chapters just so the readers could get to know these characters better and see how their relationship progresses. I didn’t really like any of the characters. While I was reading I just didn’t feel entertained reading from both Sara and Tobey’s point of view. The only characters that I actually enjoyed hearing from is Sara’s and Tobey’s friends. They are just so much funnier and let-loose than these characters. The relationship in this book is quite cheesy. Its good to have a little cheese but this was just a bucket full of it. I also didn’t really see that much character development in this contemporary. In most contemporaries that have massive character development, but in this one not so much. I have to admit though the quotes in this book are actually pretty awesome.“I’m thinking that it might actually be possible for things to work out sometimes. Definitely not everything and maybe not the way you imagined. But sometimes, when you least expected it, life surprises you.” and“Too bad guys aren’t like Mr. Potato Head Where you can pick and choose which parts you want. Then we might come up with a guy who meets your standards.
– Maggie” That is probably the only parts of the book that I really really liked. I would say to pass this book, because it didn’t grab my attention, it was a very fast read, and if you would like to see a full relationship grow don’t get this book. If your the type of person that likes cheesy love stories this book is perfect for it.