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Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

Something Like Fate

by Susane Colasanti

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  Mimi_styles | May 11, 2014 |
From the Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: The plot is interesting and very realistic. It is a book for girls ages 12 to 17 and involves love and best friends. Readers feel like Lani’s dilemma is the reader’s problem. The writing style reflects a teenager who does not know what she is doing. There is too much dialogue and not enough description. The story is a little cheesy at times and gets boring in spots. I would not recommend it to my friends. It is a happy story, but a boring one as well.

Pros: Teens can easily connect to the book. It is an easy read and realistic.

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  TheReadingTub | Jan 7, 2014 |
I dropped this book, something like fate by susane solasanti. i did not follow this book what so ever. i found it so confusing and just not interesting. i like entertaining books that keep me wanting to read farther into it. this book was just a normal old story that i be=arley understood. i think i should try reading it again because i didnt really get into this book enough. out of all honesty, i dont think i was paying as much attention as i could have. i thought that the characters should have been described more and they should have told the readers more about what was happening, and who was there, and where it was taking place. this book was confusing right now and i just didnt understand, and it wasnt entertaing and or interesting at all and it did not keep my interst at all.
  br13jago | May 2, 2013 |
Oh, thank goodness I've finished. I know I'm not the target audience, but I read a lot of YA books, and I teach junior high, so I think I'm still qualified to judge....Ugh. Just thinking about this book after I'm done makes me cringe. I know how teenagers and preteens talk. I'm perfectly fine reading books in which teenagers talk the way they talk in life. But I'd rather not read ones that are written as if a preteen wrote them. "I was like..." "and then she goes..." ...he went." Ugh, ugh, ugh. I was practically begging for an "I said..." in there, I tell you. The characters' conversations themselves were often more intelligent than the way the author wrote the text surrounding them, and that's saying a lot. It probably didn't help that I listened to this one on audio, either....

As for the storyline, it was just okay. The main character's obsession with fate, destiny, and fortunetelling techniques was a bit silly, but understandable for a seventeen-year-old. Her obsession with trying to make her amazingly selfish ex-best friend forgive her in spite of all of the horrible things that best friend is doing to her and/or encouraging her other friends to do to her? Not so much. At least Lani eventually sort of gets a backbone. It's probably a good thing this one was already on the shelves of my classroom library before I read it, otherwise it'd never have gotten there. Thank goodness I bought it on clearance. My advice? Don't bother reading this one if you've been out of junior high for more than five years. ( )
  beckymmoe | Apr 20, 2013 |
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Lani and Jason, who is her best friend's boyfriend, fall in love, causing Lani tremendous anguish and guilt.

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