All I Need
By: Susane Colasanti
Available 21 May 2013
Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?
Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.
This Blonde’s Review:
Skye believes that someday she’ll meet a guy who will change her life. It’ll be an instant connection and she’ll know they’re meant to be together. When she meets Seth she just knows he’s that guy. They only have a little time together before Seth disappears. They were supposed to meet but he never showed. Meeting him changed the way she looks at other guys, and even though she dates it just isn’t the same. No guy she dates is him and she can’t find that connection with any other guy. When the next summer rolls around she can only hope that she’ll be able to find him again.
Seth meant to be at the meeting place and beats himself up every day for missing it. But when his mother showed up to get him early he had no choice but to leave. Just like Skye, he beats himself up for not getting her number before they left each other that last day. He dates but it isn’t the same for him either. No girl is Skye and he can’t seem to care about them as much as he cared for her, even though he only knew her a short time.
When the next summer starts they both hope they can find the other. The magic hasn’t diminished but life is complicated. He’s in college, she’s still in high school. They come from different backgrounds and they have the distance between them. All they want is to be together.
I enjoyed reading this one. Skye is a bit too dreamy for my taste, but I can still appreciate a girl who finds that guy who makes everything change. And Seth is really great, even though he lets his ideas of their family financial differences impact too much of what he sees.
This was an easy read. There were differences and complications but it was also clearly going to work out. If you like reading about a couple who is meant to be trying to overcome their differences and distance then you’ll enjoy this one.