Susane Colasanti Something Like Fate
267 pp. Viking. 2010 ISBN: 978-0-670-01146-9 $17.99
Is there such thing as fate, or do we make our own destiny? This is a question Lani and her best friend Erin mull over quite often. The two girls are total opposites, but after a near tragedy years ago, they’ve become inseperable. Although once Erin starts dating Jason, their friendship will be put to the test because Lani knows she and Jason are meant to be together. She can’t ignore their strong connection no matter how hard she tries. I previously read When It Happens and have a copy in my classroom. My girls in class love that book and have asked me to buy more of Colasanti’s novels. Since I enjoyed When It Happens, reading Something Like Fate was an easy choice; I have not been let down! Susane Colasanti does a great job writing stories girls can relate to and learn from. This novel teaches the important lesson of staying true to yourself and to others. S.A.