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When It Happens by Susane Colasanti
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Jul 24, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2011
Read from April 21 to 26, 2011

The synopsis of When It Happens was interesting; unfortunately, that's not what I cay say about the book. It falls short and by a large margin as well. I was really psyched to read Susane Colasanti after Something Like Fate. Thus, I decided to read this out the three options I had: Waiting For You and Take Me There.

My feelings about the book could be summed up by a repetitive dialog in the book, “You"re so much more than you"re letting yourself be." That's what I felt like saying to the author, as the seemingly interesting storyline got more and more frivolous.

I know that Dave thought of girls in terms of sex but so did Tobey; his thoughts weren't just as pronounced and as forceful. Plus, the whole slacker thing with Tobey didn't work out well enough, either. Moreover, the whole Battle of the Bands aspect also lagged behind in the development area.

The character of Sara got immature with all the self-indulgence about being in the popular world and then studying like a maniac. On the one hand, she's proud to be a nerd and on the other, she can't resist the high life? What high life, the popping pills in try rooms one?

In all, I had high expectations for this book. But Maggie turned out to be not what I thought and the book's target audience is probably 11 to 15. Granted, it did make me laugh with at the corny jokes but, after a while, the story got way too messed up that I just rushed through it.
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Jayme(the ghost reader) I just finished this book and I hated it.

Siobhan What makes it even worse is that my copy had an explicit content warning on it. Where was that, and why was that appropriate given the target audience?

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