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Something Like Fate

By Abby Aldrich, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Easy read about the difficulties of love and friendship.

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SOMETHING LIKE FATE is a fun, light read for teens. Readers will be drawn in by the compelling premise: Lani truly believes in fate, and she can't ignore her feeling that she and Jason are meant to be together. But she feels just as strongly about her relationship with Erin, and she doesn't want to damage it.

But this is more than than a typical love triangle story. Readers will find Lani an authentic character with an honest voice. She's a mature and compassionate character, and readers will believe that she's truly tortured by the impossible choice she must make between love and friendship. The tension this creates is believable, and through the highs and extremely low lows of the situation, Lani's wisdom and maturity shine through.

Book Details

  • Author: Susane Colasanti
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Publication date: May 4, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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