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In one short week . . . three lives change.

Rhiannon is devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend and wants him back. Nicole's ex is still in the picture, but she can't help having a new crush. James and Rhiannon are just friends, though he may try to take it to the next level. Will their desire to take a mean girl down a notch bring these three friends what they wan

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Hardcover, 290 pages
Published May 29th 2008 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Ash
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was ok
It was alright. I didn't really see the point to it though since there was no important life lesson, or at least none that I could see. Both the girls voices sounded pretty much the same, but I guess that made sense because we usually talk like the people we hang around. That's another thing though, some of the language was over the top type teen slang. I'm not sure if I'm hanging with the dorks who don't use the latest teen slang, but we don't talk like that. Some of the slang sounds kinda old ...more
Jenni Arndt
Jun 20, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: purchased-own


I can't do it. Page 104. I give up.

"She's like "how was the party?"
And I'm all "fine"
And she's like "who was there?""

No no no. I can't do this anymore. No. No.
Arianna_lynn
Aug 06, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
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H
Jun 25, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this completely pointless.

Really, what was the point of this?

It began really great, but things went downhill from the middle of the story. I finished it like two or three days ago and I already have forgotten the plot keys so I'll be very vague.

I think Colasanti lost her idea somewhere near the end, because things simply happened. And so? What else?

The romance wasn't even that good. I felt like smacking Ree's head half of the time 'cause she's so thick to not notice John's (was it John?
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Kayla
Oct 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book truly states the everyday lives of modern day high schooler's agendas and relationships. It takes place from the point of view of three different people's perspectives that are all best friends. Every few chapters it switches points of views and tells the same story from different people's way of seeing it. This book gives examples of all stages of young relationships. One girl is suffering from sudden heartbreak when her boyfriend dumps her for the most popular/hated girl in school. M ...more
Emma Louise
Mar 15, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bought, gave-up-on
With every teen/young adult book I read, I feel like I'm growing out of the books, but not the genre itself.

I started this book yesterday and got about 70 pages in before I just got so completely and utterly bored.

I’m not sure I’m going to last the entire book because

a)Both Nicole and Rhiannon are so desperately boring and obsessed with being different.

b)Soooooo much name dropping and references to movies etc in so little time. It’s distracting.

c)Rhiannon has been with this steve guy for 4 mont
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kari
Apr 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, ya
Colasanti does a great job of telling a story in first person, in this case through three separate first person accounts and each voice is unique with different ways of expressing themselves. I really enjoy the way she crafts her stories.
Rhiannon is pining over the loss of her boyfriend, Steve and is consumed with trying to understand why he dumped her and how to get him back.
James, her best friend, is busy trying to console her and his girlfriend dumps him because he tends to put Rhiannon befo
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C.J. Miranda
Jun 28, 2009 rated it liked it
This book surprised me. Reading other people's revies, I was a bit wary of reading it, but I got it free at the library, so I said "what the heck?" The characters, to me, were extremely relateable. I could tell why they did the things they did and they all seemed like they would make great friends.
One of the things I didn't like was the switching of the point of views. Now, I do like reading other characters' perspectives, but I didn't like how everything was repeated. Like you'd hear the same d
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Sarah Louise
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was a very realistic story, but that's where it got lost on me. There really wasn't a whole lot happening within the plot. It followed the lives of everyday teenagers, their heartbreak, and really, that's about it.

Let me just say, though, the three entwining perspectives were unique in their own way of highlighting different romantic dilemmas, while also staying connected in a really clever way. And although the romance was a little lackluster for me, the friendships were such a positive a
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Caitlin
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
The best part about Colasanti books are the genuine voice of adolescence in them. I mean, seriously, you have all the "likes" "ums" "uhs" etc in the right places. All the conversations seem believable between two teens and you don't doubt that teens would talk about the topics they do talk about. BUT that's what also drives me insane, it's almost like Colassanti takes the average teen and writes about him/her--so the dialogue is just....annoying. Of course not all teens speak with tons of likes ...more
Arlene
Take Me There by Colasanti is probably my least favorite of her books that I’ve read thus far. It’s told in the form of three alternating POVs, including Rhiannon (how do you even pronounce that?), Nicole and James.

Part I and II of the book covers the span of 6 days total and each POV recounts the same days and events in detail. I found it unnecessarily redundant and repetitive, and the book took about 75 pages to finally take off. When I’d start the next POV, I consistently felt back at square
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J.
Mar 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
I thought I had already read the worst book I had ever read, and then I read Take Me There. I know teenage girls utilize obnoxious language, but that doesn't mean we (adults) should pander to that base level of communication. Let me elaborate with a hypothetical example of text from this "novel"...

So I was like, "No way."
And he was all, "Yeah."
And she goes, "Seriously?"

And she GOES? This book was painful. And as a once teenage girl, who may or may not have spoken in this fashion, I most certainl
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Hannah
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Books Worth Remembering

Question: Why haven’t I read a Susane Colasanti book before now? (A little reference for all of y’all who haven’t read this yet – P.S. Go read it now!)

Everything about Take Me There ticks all my boxes, alternative perspectives, realistic characters and wonderful writing. It’s moreish and addictive and I think a perfect example of a great contemporary book. Contemporary in general is underestimated. I, like many people am guilty of underestimatin
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Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
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MY THOUGHTS
It took me awhile to get into this book, but I ended up enjoying it!

This book is from the perspective of three characters: Rhiannon, Nicole, and James.
Rhiannon's boyfriend just broke up with her, without explanation, and wants him back
Nicole broke things off with her boyfriend, and is now chasing after a crush...on her math teacher.
And James has always been best friends with Rhiannon, but does he feel for more?
These characters
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Amanda (Good Choice Reading)
I have a bit of a half and half relationship with Colasanti’s books. Some I enjoy, others I do not. Take Me There was a pleasant read.

I liked the three separate points of view, and I think Colasanti did a decent job of making the three voices unique in their own ways. There were moments when Rhiannon and Nicole kind of blurred together, but each of them had their own personal issues that did separate them. I liked all of the characters well enough.

I love the friendships in this story. The four m
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Nora Janzer
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it

Three high school friends on a quest for love stop at nothing to find it. Through heartbreak and some tough times James and Rhiannon find love with in each other. Nicole rekindles one of her old flames she realized she should have never put out. Together they tough out the dramas in high school, and form and even stronger bond.

In my opinion "Take Me There" was a great read. Some of the things I thought that were very interesting and entertaining about the book were as follows. I thought the way
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Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2009
Take Me There by Susane Colasanti tells three intertwined stories: Rhiannon, Nicole and James.

Rhiannon has just been dumped by her boyfriend. She is completely devastated and will do anything (read: ANYTHING) to get him back.

Nicole is Rhiannon’s best friend. Her and her boyfriend Danny have just broken up, but he is still in love with her. However, Nicole is in love with someone else…an older man.

James is Rhiannon’s other best friend. They’ve known each other forever. James’s girlfriend just dum
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Erica (daydreamer)
I've only read Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti, besides now this one, and I fell in love with that book. It was sweet, and had such deep emotion with teenagers who were real and endearing. I was excited to read all of her other books, hoping that they would all have that same type of feeling. Sadly, Take Me There didn't possess that quality. The writing felt so off, it was overly simple and juvenile, (which honestly isn’t all bad, as I loved the juvenile voice in Waiting For You, just here, ...more
Sakinah
Nov 09, 2011 rated it liked it
4.5 stars
If it isn't for the ending I wouldn't give it 4 and half.
I liked the ending the most .. very pleasent ending. it maid me smile a big smile.
it was like giving me a new hope especially when the old women wrote that litter for Jams.
in general the story was good but unfortunately, I couldn't feel it so much .
there is something missing but iam not qite sure what it is.
Thanks again to my frien Doha ^^
Brianna
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this a lot, but I did NOT like the end. It was really weird. She was doing a really good job, skiing right down the plot mountain, but then the book suddenly ended at the most random spot, like she gave up and the skier got pummeled by an avalanche. Besides the ending, I thought it was really good!!
Paras Abbasi
Why are such books written, again?
Tiffany
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
The idea of alternating perspectives is interesting, but I have two issues with it:

1) All three characters basically sounded the same. I could barely tell them apart from one another.

2) It gets tiring reading about the same events three times.

Also, the ending was really abrupt. There was a big reveal at the end—literally, the last few lines—, and it was really unsatisfying ending on that note.
Jessica Boumajnaya
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked reading the book Take Me There by Susan Colasanti because it reminded me of a dramatic and entertaining movie. It was all about these characters in high school who have their own problems trying to get through it. They all go through tough relationships, whether their romantic or friendly. Ether they end in a terrible disaster or they never fulfill their dreams of happening. I recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about the high school life of craziness.
Riley
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, it had a lot going on and a lot oh drama in it. Its relatable if someone has broken up with you and if you've been in a relationship. The story was pretty much about how she deals with it and gets through it.
Tina
Jan 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks, 2010, contemporary, ya
When I read Susane Colasanti's When It Happens , I wasn't terribly impressed. The story was cute and the characters were believable somewhat, but I didn't really like how the story was written. I guess you could say it was too young for me, but then I've read other novels set in high school and liked it just fine.

But I wasn't about to write Susane Colasanti off. I picked up her second book, Take Me There just recently and finally cracked its covers when I looked for a fantasy break. Take Me The
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Jessica
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Initially, I was very excited to read Take Me There by Susane Colasanti, however I quickly realized that it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to read about a cutesy, innocent teen romance, but the book didn’t really consist of that. The characters spend way too much time obsessing about their own little problems that it just got too old, too fast. I feel that the settings and language used are unrealistic for your average teenager. Basically, the book was a little too cheesy for m ...more
Michelle Madrigal
Feb 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Take Me There


Everyone remembers high school, the drama, the romance, and in this case, the karma. In the novel Take Me There by Susane Colasanti, the reader meets three peculiar characters from the state of New York. All of them are easy to relate to when you enter this funny, romantic, charming book that tells the tale of a couple of high school teens striving for justice.

When Rhiannon and her boyfriend break up, she forces herself to go pass her organized, planned life. If writing a messag
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Thao Tran
May 31, 2009 rated it liked it
My friend Debbie and I discovered Susane on wandering around Amazon.com and I was so glad we did. I like her writing style, it's nice and everything feels close to real life. I have this goofy feeling whenever I pick Take Me There up. It was such a sweet one. The cover, the story, even the acknowledgements will put a smile on your face.

More or less you'll find yourself (and maybe your friends too) in this book. Every characters seem familiar. There's Rhianon, heartbroken and hopeless after a sud
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Runa
Aug 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
While Take Me There is written in the same honest tone Colasanti's readers have gotten so used to, there's just something a bit off about the whole thing. Other than Nicole's issue, which isn't revealed until the very end, it's all about the relationships. I don't want to read only about boy trouble! The characters were well-characterized, but they still didn't seem like well-rounded individuals with big concerns, again, with the exception of Nicole at the end of the book. Maybe if Nicole's prob ...more
Shelby Cunningham
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
1) This book is mostly written for teenage girls.2) I gave this book five stars, it was awesome.3) My thoughts on this book is I thought this book was very good. It had a lot of teenage drama in it, which I love to read about, it had this love triangle going on with this girl and her two best friends and it also had drama on her best friend and her love for older men. My feelings on this book were all over the place, and what I mean by that is the author made it very hard to keep up with all the ...more
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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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