When It Happens
by Susane Colasanti
Sara and Tobey are finally seniors in high school. She is a brain, he is a musician. He's wanted her for a long time. And now he finally going to do something about it. Until Dave, the popular guy, asks her out. But this doesn't stop Tobey from trying to get the girl of his dreams.
Tobey and his best friend Mike try to come up with plans for him to get Sara to notice him. Tobey comes up with an excellent idea, and talks to Laila, Sara's best friend. He gets her to trade partners in Music Theory so he can be with Sara. Laila of course tells Sara this. After hearing that Tobey likes her, Sara can't keep her eyes off of Tobey.
Sara dates Dave for a few weeks, trying to get into it. He's basically begging her to have sex with him. He's not who Sara thought he was. Sure, he's gorgeous, but there is no connection. No connection is like the one she and Tobey share. She gets butterflies, she loves the way he looks at her with his bright blue eyes.
Tobey is trying to win Battle of the Bands, but it totally blows. Sara is nervous for her possible acceptance to NYU. Tobey changes himself for Sara too. Instead of pulling his normal C average, he uses him smarts, and pulls an A average so he can get into a music school. He never wanted to go to college, but he knew that Sara wanted him to go, so he never told her that he didn't want to go.
Sara and Tobey have the connection everyone is looking for. From the moment they knock heads in the cafeteria, you will be rooting for their relationship to blossom.
This book was AMAZING. I read it in just a few days; it was hard to put down, even when I was exhausted and wanted to go to sleep at one in the morning! I fell in love with the idea of Sara and Tobey right when they bumped heads in the lunch line. They were just so perfect, even if Sara didn't know it yet. I recommend this book to anyone. It was so good. Go read it! You won't be disappointed! And Susane's writing is so great. It is totally "real". It is how my friends and I talk, and how so many other people talk and get along. It's great. Read it!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Posted by Ashley at 1:20 PM