Book: All I Need
Author: Susane Colasanti
Published Date: May 21st, 2013
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Book Link: Goodreads
Skye wants nothing more than to meet the guy of her dreams and when she meets Seth at the beach on her last night there,she thinks she may have met the guy of her dreams. But they part without exchanging contact information and they spend the next year pining for each other but never knowing it.
If they do meet again,is that initial attraction enough to withstand ex issues and the problems that occur with having drastically different backgrounds?
Disclaimer: I won this book from Steph & Kat @ Cuddlebuggery
Well having no internet for a week can definitely help with the reading pile. This book was a very easy read. I finished it in less than 24 hours.It started off really cute and I liked Seth and Skye instantly and I felt the spark between them. After that first meeting,all went to hell in a hand-basket.
One of my biggest issues was how they both moped and pined for the other. Making a romantic partner the only important thing in your life drives me insane. It's important to have balance in a relationship. Friends and other interests are important too and I don't think either Skye or Seth seemed to realize that.
Skye didn't seem to know how to be fun when she wasn't with Seth. I found her boring and completely uninteresting. I actually found her friends to be more interesting than her. That's not a good thing. I did not connect with Skye at all.Probably because I am happy on my own and don't depend on a guy to make me happy.
I know they attempted to date others before the reconnected the following summer but I don't think they gave poor Karen or Ben a fair shot. I think they had major tunnel vision and that drove me batty as well. Maybe it's just that I don't really like the cornball aspect of this book.
I actually liked Seth better with Karen than with Skye. Karen seemed more confident and sure of herself no matter if she was single or not. Now that's the kind of character I can get behind.
I did like how there was a dual point-of-view throughout this book. I'm seeing it more and more in YA books and I love it so much. It allows for more depth for the characters as you get two viewpoints. I actually liked reading Seth's parts the best,maybe because I identified with him the most out of all the characters,you know aside from him being a guy and me being a girl.
The one thing that drove me absolutely BONKERS at the end of the book was Skye's college decision. You should NEVER pick a school based on where your boyfriend is. Particularly if you aren't engaged yet. You don't know what's going to happen and you could end up single and at a school that isn't as great as the one you turned down because of how far away it was from your boyfriend.
This book is getting 2 stars from me. Plainly put,I just didn't like it. Parts of it were better than others,but parts of it made me want to throw the book across the room. Remember ladies,a guy will respect you and love you more if you have your own interests outside of him.Don't ever make a guy your everything. Don't ever expect a guy to complete you. You should already be complete and a guy should simply compliment you.