ALL I NEED by Susane Colasanti | Kirkus Reviews
Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Lost in Love: “Readers who enjoyed City Love () will (Booklist Online) Like Fate, So Much Closer, Keep Holding On, All I Need, Now and Forever, and the City Love trilogy. Reprint edition (July 11, ); Publication Date: July 11, ; Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers. Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Keep Holding On, All I Need, Now and Forever, and the City Love trilogy. All I Need by Susane Colasanti. This bestselling teen novel explores the endless possibilities of love when Seth and Skye meet on one magical night, then part.
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Spending the next 24 hours together, they make plans to meet the next morning and exchange contact information. But then something comes up and Seth is unable to make it.
He heads off to college and Skye heads Skye just wants to meet the boy of her dreams, but the bonfire is the same every year - no one interesting ever comes to it. He heads off to college and Skye heads home from the beach, both wondering about the other and longing for them over the course of the year - even while dating other people.
The next summer when they both return to the beach, Skye and Seth begin a romance for the ages, but can it survive ex-drama, school issues, friendship problems and each of them holding back one last part of themselves from the other?
Can they let go and be transformed by love and begin a brave new future together? This book made me nauseated within the first 10 pages. That is a very unfortunate record to hold and I was highly disappointed. I should have known from the summary that it was going to be a completely NOT my kind of romance book.
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I expected for it to be starry-eyed in the beginning, but also that the main characters would develop and mature over the course of the book. Instead Skye spends the whole book fixating on how perfect Seth is and how much she loves him, how they're meant to be together.
Until they have a big fight because he's keeping things from her and she acts like a spoiled brat, and Seth acts like a complete dick. They both get into relationships with other people, but spend their time comparing them to their supposed 'soulmate' and basically just using them.
The better parts of the book are during Seth's first year of college, when he's not yet with Skye. She is just as immature before the relationship as during it, honestly speaking. When things begin to sour in their relationship Seth applies for an art internship and Skye applies to good colleges, not necessarily really close to Seth.
She's accepted to NYU and really considers going. But then she and Seth make up from their fight and Skye goes to the not so great college really close to his. The parents' guide to what's in this book. Educational Value Seth's obsession with '80s music may introduce readers to some historical pop culture. Positive Messages All I Need depicts both the joys of finding a kindred spirit and the hard work it can take to maintain a relationship that spans years and distance, with an emphasis on trust and honesty.
However, Skye's preoccupation with romance seems to be her main line of thought; Seth cares deeply about Skye but is a bit more well-rounded: He also thinks about his art, his college career, and his parents' relationship.
Though they struggle at times to uphold their ideals of what a strong relationship is, the care and work they put into is maintaining it is admirable.
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They and their friends are creative and believe in pursuing activities that they love, and one of Skye's best friends makes positive attempts to become more self-confident and have a healthier body image.
Skye's tempted to base her college decision on where Seth is going to college, but ultimately does what's right for her.
Skye and Seth's friends all take their educations seriously and are college bound. Violence Sex Both Skye and Seth have sexually active friends, some of whom casually "hook up," but neither Skye nor Seth feels that's right for them.
Several make-out sessions between the two are mentioned but are described more in terms of the emotions they arouse rather than the physical sensations.
After Skye and Seth have been seeing each other for some time and have said that they love each other, they have sex in a hotel room. It is romantic and not described graphically -- Seth just states, "This is happening.