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So Much Closer

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  7,943 ratings  ·  561 reviews
When Brooke's crush, Scott, moves from their suburban town to New York City, she decides to follow him there. Living with her formerly estranged dad and adapting to a new school are challenging, and things go from bad to worse when Brooke learns that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she builds her new life, Brooke begins to discover a side of herself she never knew e ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Viking Juvenile (first published January 1st 2011)
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Morgan F
This book confuses me. It is loaded with contradictions.

Sometimes I liked Brooke, sometimes I didn't. She was supposedly a genius (albeit a reluctant one), but then she goes and does something as infinitely stupid as moving to a whole new city for a boy. A boy she has only had one conversation with. It just confounded me. What kind of person thinks that is a good idea? And then she actually thought about telling Scott what a stalker she was, before they even developed a friendship. Once again, w
Nov 02, 2011 Sita rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sita by: Alexis
Before you start reading this. Let me warn you. I wrote half of this last night (I fell asleep) and half of it today. So if it doesn’t make sense don’t say that I didn’t warn you.

Aww.Not any other words are coming to me at the moment. This book was sweet, incredibly sweet. I just finished reading So Much Closer and I really liked it. I bought it yesterday and started reading it at 8:07pm (yeah I remembered the exact time. Because I am a freak) and it is now 11:31pm and I am done. I didn’t love t
Oh wow, that was one seriously dumb protagonist. The reader is constantly reminded that she's some sort of gifted genius but she makes hilariously stupid decisions. 3 stars for sweet guy, John, and also because the book gives an interesting perspective on a few things. Colasanti is no Sarah Dessen, though.

Favourite quotes:
“The stupid thing about anger is how people hurt you and then you let them keep hurting you by being angry about how they originally hurt you. It’s a vicious cycle.”

What happened here is this.

A girl harbored a major crush for a boy, who later moved to a different city. She followed him like a stalker. She saw that he had a girlfriend who acted like a total biatch to her. Miraculously, for no reason what so ever, the boy noticed her and fell for her. Or something like that, I stopped reading it when I reached the 'finding him in a huge city as if she had superpower part'.

Reading this book really challenged my limit in taking in the whole 'crush on a cute, po
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars Not perfect, but there were parts that surprised me and some things I really, really liked, including the portrayal of New York City, John, and the ability to find imprefect compromises in relationships.

My first Colasanti, but it won't be my last. I like the author's voice.
Initial reaction: To be blunt, I thought "So Much Closer" was rather mediocre in what it tried to put across, considering the heroine (Brooke) was quite insufferable for much of the book. Don't get me wrong, I saw the aim of the novel's thematic, and a coming of age story where the MC realizes there's more to life than crushing over a boy and that being true to yourself is more important, but this book sent all kinds of mixed signals between that, some of which I outright did not like in their p ...more
Gabriela Milanes
I'm sure there are plenty of talented authors out there who struggle to get published. I always think about those authors when I read a book like this one. Susane Colasanti is a pretty successful writer, you can't go into a Teen section of a book store without seeing her work.

And I can't help but wonder, WHY? HOW? How do people read this book? Why do people give it anything more than maybe 2 stars?

The book is about a girl named Brooke who is in love with a guy named Scott. Brooke knows, call i
May 26, 2011 kari rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011, ya
I love Susane Colasanti's dialogue and voices. I always enjoy "hearing" what's being said and thought by her characters. Speaking of which, her characters are well-drawn as far as their peronslities, even though I don't always know exactly what someone looks like. fFr instance, John is never phyically described, but his mannerisms, speech patterns and overall disposition is very clear. And given a choice between mutlitple descritions of some gorgeous guy's utterly fabulous appearance or actually ...more
Ana Banda

Brooke; que vieja tan pirada!! Esa onda de viajar a Nueva York por un tipo con el cual solo has intercambiado como 15 palabras es de L O C O S !! Me desespero con su rollo de Scott & yo nos pertenecemos!
La Candice o como se llame también loca total;digo esta cañón por la onda de que también le gustaba el zanahoria este pero debería haber notado mas el que la amiga estaba media trolis por hacer eso jaja La April tamb
Brooke Knows that she belongs with Scott. Too bad he doesn't know it, too. When Brooke discovers that Scott is moving away for their senior year, she realizes that she will have to take drastic measures so that he can discover that they belong together. So, she follows him to New York. But chasing your dreams and getting what you want are not always the same thing...

Wow. I feel like I should remove the "realistic" tag from this simply because it is utter bullshit. There is nothing about this nov
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Okay so when I read up what this was about, it reminded me of that show Felicity, what with the girl likes boy, boy moves away then girl follows her crush to the same school. And yes both in New York.

Anyway, this is a tie between 2.5 and 3. What I liked was the stuff when she wasn't obsessing over Scott, her building friendships with Sadie and John and the descriptions of New York and such, questioning her life and future and what she's going to do about the now, etc. Oh and of course John and
Taylor Moses
i am reading this and it is a very good book about a boy who a girl has a very big crush on and he moves to New York... the girl follows him to New York and lives with her dad in an apartment. She finds out the boy has a girlfriend... The question you need to find out is what will she do?
I never thought I'd say this, but I think I'm to old for this particular YA novel. Don't get me wrong, Colasanti is a terrific writer. She know how to capture being a teenager with emotions so powerful it makes you do the stupidest things all in the name of love, but here's the thing, her books are targeted for a younger audience and I could see myself enjoying them a lot more when I was a teen, but now it almost makes me feel embarrassed for these characters and the situations they put themselv ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
So Much Closer is such a fun, fast paced, delightful read. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Brooke and being reminded of that stage in life where you feel the pressure of trying to figure out what you want to be. Yep, I'm talking the end of high school where you have the pressure to get good grades, figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life, while trying to figure out who are. It's Brooke's journey in finding out who she is that I liked.

I admire the fact Brooke up and leaves the New J
Kelly Dang
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I can’t keep pretending we don’t belong together.
- Brooke
- Brooke
When forces beyond your control take over, they make you do stupid things. Or crazy things, like the way love was making me twist my whole life around.
- Brooke
- Brooke
What’s the point of digging up a lot of stuff that’s better off staying buried?
- Brooke
He gave me a reason to leave my whole world behind.
- Brooke
How do you convince a boy that you belong together when he’s going out with someone
I'm not even going to beat around the bush, I'll just be upfront about it: I have no idea why I picked this one up in the first place. I had heard of Colasanti's books previously, but not necessarily very good things. I never really had any compulsion to pick up one of her books. Nonetheless, here I am, letting you know my thoughts on it. Luckily, I was totally in the contemporary, cute & fluffy mood when I picked this one up, and I ended up really enjoying it. So Much Closer was super fun a ...more
Laura YA indie princess
#SoMuchCloser by #SusaneColasanti 3/5 stars 'One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won't let you be anything less. They see the potential of you. They see endless possibilities. And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way. As someone who matters. As someone who can make a difference in this world.' As with all Susane's books it is written perfectly and the romance is always super cute. I loved John and the ending was ...more
Praghatha Srikantan
So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti is a very interesting book. It's about a girl named Brook who has had a crush on Scott Abrams all of her life. When she finds out Scott is moving to New York she decides to go there too and live with her dad. When she finds out that Scott already has a girlfriend she is heart broken. She finds a lot of beautiful places in the city and she also finds trustworthy friends. I really enjoyed this book, but at times I thought it was too fast paced and I didn't really ...more
Kaley Schuh
This book is about a girl named brooke who lives in New Jersey with her two best friends. Brooke is in high school and she is in love with a boy named Scott Abrams but he doesnt know it yet. Brooke soon finds out that Scott is moving to New York which is where her dad lives because her parents are divorced. Brooke moved all the way to New York leaving her mom, school, and best friends behind just to follow a boy who doesnt know she exsists. Brooke soon makes a new best friend named April and beg ...more
Agnes Sy
So um, this was kind of bad.

From the start, I already had a feeling I wouldn't like it. I mean seriously, following a guy you've barely talked to to another state? Pretty shallow. I know, I know - she already had supposed dreams of going to New York, but in the end she still went there coz of a guy.

But I'm giving it 2 stars anyway because it did get a little interesting somewhere along the line. And I admit Brooke was a little unique in her own way. You don't often find geniuses who downplay t
Alyssa hoffmaster
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I was very excited to be able to read an advanced copy of So Much Closer, I have been waiting to read this book since I first read what it was about, but I do have to say this book did disappoint me a little bit.
Brooke has been in love with Scott for years, she finally gets the courage to talk to Scott for the first time ever, but when she finally talks to him he tells her the news she never expected, Scott was moving to Ne
I have very mixed feelings about this book. The writing and the characters were wonderful. Brooke's thoughts and the issues she was dealing with felt very real. Colasanti's writing is splendid. It felt like a real teenager was telling the story the same way she'd tell a story to her best friend - which was excellent, and very well-done, although I will admit that some of the same slang ("like" and the substitution of "goes" for "says") got on my nerves the same way it does in real life.

I loved
Joni Thomas
Brooke is in love with Scott Abrams even though they have barely spoken to each other before. She believes with all her heart that they are Meant To Be. She finally works up the courage to tell him she loves with but before she can he drops a bombshell: He is moving to New York City.
What's a girl to do? Why, follow him of course.
This book could have gone two very different ways. Brooke could have been an extremely creepy girl who stalks Scott. Or she could have been an extremely headstrong girl
I'll start off by saying that this book isn't entirely horrible. Thankfully it is a huge improvement from Colasanti's "Something Like Fate" which had lowered my expectations for this book.
The main character, Brooke, in this story seriously gives off a stalker vibe that I still can't seem to rationalize. Basically, this girl leaves her home in New Jersey to live with her dad in NYC because the boy she's in love with moves there. Let it be known that she has never even had an actual conversation
Mar 28, 2011 Andrea rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
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Gostei bastante, pois era o tipo de livro que no momento ando precisando. Leitura leve e fácil - a escrita é fluida, simples e com bastante diálogos. A história, que mesmo que não tivesse nada demais, deu para passar bom tempo. Por falar nisso, me lembrou em algumas coisas o livro "Anna e o Beijo Francês" de Stephanie Perkins - talvez pelo fato de se passar nessa fase de mudança de colégio para a faculdade -, porém sem o mesmo "brilho".

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Amanda (Good Choice Reading)
Oy. I read this book yesterday, and before going to bed, I loved it. But after I've slept on it, there are a few things about it that bug me, though my review will still remain relatively positive.

Let's start with what I didn't like.
First off, Brooke is a genius. Through the roof IQ scores style genius. And yet, the girl has no common sense. It takes her a long time to catch on to what's going on around her.

She follows Scott to New York. What senior in high school would leave everything behind,
In 1998 a TV show called Felicity premiered about a quiet girl from Palo Alto who follows a boy across country to attend college in New York City. She's secretly been in love with him forever, but he barely knew who she was. Uncertain about herself and everything else, she was certain of one thing: She needed to be where he was. I never missed an episode and I own all 4 seasons on DVD.
So when I read the synopsis to So Much Closer I was worried. Would a book that's storyline is so similar to one
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Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, Keep Holding On, All I Need, Now and Forever, and the City Love trilogy. 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 in 2007, Susane was a high school science teache ...more
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“One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won't let you be anything less. They see the potential of you. They see endless possibilities. And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way. As someone who matters. As someone who can make a difference in this world.
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