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So Much Closer

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  9,057 Ratings  ·  627 Reviews
Another contemporary thought-provoking romance from Susane Colasanti!
When Brooke discovers that the love of her life, Scott Abrams, is moving from their New Jersey suburb to New York City for senior year, she decides to follow hime there. Living with her estranged father and adjusting to a whole new school are challenging--and things get even worse when she finds out that
ebook, 311 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Speak (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
Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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.”

Thyago | MrsMargotBlog
It's a very teenager story and probably someone in this age group can be identified better than me with the story of Brooke, who in my opinion is a silly teenager, spoiled, obsessed, even a bit stalker. She created in her head the idea that she and Scott were made for each other, without ever having spoken, she think truly knows him only by observing him and goes to New York raising hopes they will be together forever and making him a priority in her life.
I found
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
May 18, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
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 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2011
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
Dec 12, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Ana Banda
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Taylor Moses
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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?
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kelly Dang
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Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
Laura's Book Addiction
#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 w ...more
Paige Castle
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Jordan Narotsky
I read the book So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti. It is realistic fiction. Brooke is a senior in high school and she is in love with a boy named Scott Abrams. When she finds out he is moving away to New York for his last year in high school, she knows that she can't just let him leave without telling him she loves him. Brooke makes the difficult decision to go and stay with her dad in New York. Brooke has always wanted to live in New York, and she is excited to finally live her dream. But, wil ...more
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very fluffy a good read. More for a younger age range. I enjoyed it. Not my first pick of recommendation. If your looking for something to read just to fill a spot from a heavier read then I say sure pick this book up and read it.

May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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,
Jun 22, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hmmm.. I keep thinking that inspiration will strike and I will finally have something to say about this.. except... honestly? I feel like I've been waiting forever now. This isn't a bad book, far from it for in this, we have a smart girl, doing what she wants by taking things in her hands and seeing where things go.

That said, things do progress predictably, and this isn't just coming from one who's read tons and tons of reads just like this either! Read the blurb, I tell you and then take a gue
Dec 17, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The cover:

I actually like this cover, though I usually detest no-face models. In this one, they don't look like they've been deliberately hidden--they look like they could be in an actual, you know, conversation (instead of making out behind a tree or whatever); the girl's hand flicking away adds to that feel. The boy could be either of the two main male characters, which is an intriguing possibility. Having an actual setting in the background sets the mood right as well.

The book:

I totally didn'
Alyssa hoffmaster
Aug 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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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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