When It HappensBook - 2006
At the start of her senior year in high school, Sara wants two things: to get into a top college and to find true love.Tobey also wants two things for his senior year: to win Battle of the Bands and to make Sara fall in love with him. However, a popular jock named Dave moves in on Sara first. But Tobey's quirky wit and big blue eyes are hard for Sara to ignore. Plus, he gets the little things that matter to her. Can a slacker rock-star wannabe win the heart of a pretty class brain like Sara?
Hilariously and movingly told through Tobey and Sara's authentic voices, Susane Colasanti's debut novel sizzles in its portrayal of two young people searching for The One.
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This book is about a young teenage girl who balances her life between her getting good grades to get into NYU and finding something real with a guy. First, she thinks that Dave, a popular hot guy, is her something real. However, when he asks her out and she begins to know him well, she begins to realize that he's immature and only thinks about sex. Then, she meets Tobey. Tobey is also looking for something real and has a feeling Sara is his something real. He tells Sara's best friend, laila that he likes Sara and laiala tells Sara. This makes Sara think and she observes Tobey and gets a feeling that they are connected and how he might be her something real. They come together and fall in love. Sara changes Tobey's whole point of view about college and Tobey begins to get A's which make him get into the college he wants. Sara also gets into NYU. Because when you find something real, everything else falls into place....
Sara likes the popular school boy and wishes that she can go out with him and be with him... She does and its a dream come true but a diffrent boy Tobey feels like its faith and theres a conection between them... She ends up with one... But Who???
Sara, a typical high school girl who cares much about her college future ends up dating a guy, Tobey, who has never cared much about his education. When the two bump heads, they find that they enjoy each others company greatly and are trying new things that will change their lives--for the best.
When you find something real, everything else falls into place....
Seniors in hight school, Sara and Tobey couldn't be more different. She is focused on getting into her first-choice college; he wants to win Battle of the Bands. Sara's other goal is to find true love, so when Dave, a popular jock, asks her out, she's thrilled. But then there's Tobey. His amazing blue eyes and quirky wit always creep into her thoughts. Lucky for Sara, one of Tobey's goals is also to make her fall in love with him. Told in alternating points of view, Sara and Tobey's real connection will have everyone rooting for them the minute they meet!
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"I try to visualize my future life. The place where everything feels right and good things always happen and I can be the person I want to be. I imagine my ideal, completely confident self in a pink bubble, floating into space, letting the universe make it happen." - page 16
"Whatever you feel is true, really true in your heart, you can make happen. And you just know, when it happens, it's for real. And there are a million possibilities. Like the possibility of going separate ways. Together."
"How did this happen again? What exactly did I do wrong?"
"Well, since you asked," Mike says, "it's like this: One, you were too much of a wimp to say anything to her. Two, you went back to school with no plan. Dave had a plan. He got Sara. You got nada." Mike leans back, balancing on the back legs of the chair."Zilch. Zero. You didn't even have the balls to go up to her. Dude. I warned you this would happen."
"Thanks. I feel so much better now."
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