When Brooke's crush, Scott, moves from their suburban town to New York City, she decides to follow him there. Living with her formerly estranged dad and adapting to a new school are challenging, and things go from bad to worse when Brooke learns that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she builds her new life, Brooke begins to discover a side of herself she never knew existed. And as she finds out, in the city that never sleeps, love can appear around any corner...
If you're looking for a good YA book about love and relationships, then almost anything by Susane Colasanti is a good choice, and if you're looking for something about love and New York City, then So Much Closer is the obvious pick. What I liked so much about this book (aside from the frequent references to some of the coolest locales in NYC) was how Colasanti explores the role that expectations play in a relationship. As Brooke learns, people aren't always who you expect them to be—which can be both a bad and good thing. With Colasanti's signature heart and optimism, So Much Closer is a sweet and satisfying read.
Review copy from Penguin