take me there - CopyBook Title: Take Me There
Author: Susane Colasanti
Number of Pages: 290
Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (May 14, 2009)

The ups and downs of love and friendship

Rhiannon is devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend and desperately wants him back. But love comes easy for Nicole. Her ex is still in the picture, pining for her, but she can’t help having a new crush. And then there’s James, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Rhiannon, who is too blind to see that their friendship can be so much more. Just when things couldn’t get more complicated, the school’s resident mean girl decides she is intent on ruining everyone’s life. James, Nicole, and Rhiannon are not going to let this slide, but will their desire to take the mean girl bring these three friends exactly what they want?

In the big NYC, there’s three friends with problems of their own. Rhiannon has a dilemma with getting over her ex. Her boyfriend didn’t give her much of a reason for breaking up with her to dwell on either, so the yearning to know grows. Nicole just dumped Danny for a reason bestowed into her past, and she’s not willing to tell anyone. And James had a hot girlfriend who dumped him cause she was jealous of how close James and Rhiannon are. James finally realizes who he truly loves from an elderly neighbor; he never took her seriously, but now James thinks she may be right on his true love. They must overcome their struggles, and the people around them who just want to bring them down with help from Danny, Nicole’s ex and James’s best friend.

I really got confused on the three narrations on the same events, but they were all like fifty pages apart To me that seemed like a waste of time to read the same things repeated with a little of the whoever’s voice thrown in too. I kinda just wanted to read James’s narration because personally I thought his voice was the best and interesting. Rhiannon’s voice was the one I least liked because it was just a repeat of a normal-type breakup with nothing unique about it that would want you to read her story. Really who wants to go through another breakup? I don’t since I really am horrid at handling all the emotional baggage. Nicole’s was an intriguing voice, but I think there was just way too much going on in the book that didn’t fully develop, so I would have liked her better if their was a book with just Nicole and Danny? Well maybe, it depends on the writing too. However, you did get a scoop into some really realistic aspects of how some teens think through these character’s voice. Colasanti’s a good writer and being able to string together the lives of her characters , but this string of stories didn’t work for me, so try her first novel, When It Happens, that’s my favorite novel of hers’.

Listening To: Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t) by All Time Low
Thinkin’: hmm… stomach hurts..