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#Giveaway Interview CITY LOVE by SUSANE COLASANTI @susanecolasanti @EpicReads

by Susane Colasanti
Published by Harper Collins Genres: Friendship, Love & Romance, New Experience, Social Issues, Young Adult
City Loveby Susane ColasantiPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksRelease Date: April 21st 2015

Synopsis:

Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives.
Sadie is a native New Yorker. She is hopeful, romantic, and an eternal optimist who is ready to find her soul mate. Then she meets her dream boy: cute, funny, and quirky in all the right ways. The chemistry between them is unreal. Could he be the one?
Darcy is a free spirit from SoCal with rebellious tendencies and unlimited financial resources. Moving to New York City is just another adventure for her. Darcy wants this summer to be all about boy adventures—nothing serious. But how much fun is too much?
Rosanna leaves Chicago for NYC so she can put her past behind her and reinvent herself. The only thing standing in her way is the grand total of seventy-three cents she has saved. Then she meets a guy who wants to show her the glamorous side of New York—a side that she would never get to experience on her own. If Rosanna doesn’t resist, she may find herself in city love.
Told from alternating points of view, City Love captures the moments in each girl’s life when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once . . . in a way it will never be again.

 
  1. Do you work your scrapbooking skills into your writing? (And) Why no Pinterest page?

Pinterest! My decision to restrain myself from having a Pinterest page is strictly work related. If I fell down the Pinterest rabbit hole, my fear is that I would not get enough writing done. Or working out. Or, like, going out in the world. It’s entirely possible that I’m overestimating the allure of pinning pretty things on virtual boards. But I don’t think I am.

 

My love of archival scrapbooking definitely shows up in my writing now and then. Sara in When It Happens is all about the scrapbooking. Some of my actual scrapbook pages inspired hers. In terms of scrapbooking skills, I hope that each of my books shines with the kind of positive energy and creative

  1.  I loved your character introduction video. Are you that fearless (dorktastic) in real life?

I am not ashamed to admit that I am indeed that dorktastic in real life. Perhaps even more dorktastic. If that’s even possible.

 

  1. How important is it for parents to read the same books as their children or should the kids have their “own” stories?

Parents (hopefully) read the same books as their children when the children are very young as an integral part of encouraging kids to read at a young age. The earlier kids develop a love of reading, the more likely they are to become lifelong readers. Middle grade and teen readers should have the freedom to select and read whichever books they find compelling. I don’t think their choices should be censored, ridiculed, or discouraged in any way. Sadly I hear from many teens that other kids think it’s not cool to read. If we can motivate teens to read books that appeal to them by searching for books they enjoy outside of the required reading list, they will definitely find books they connect with and realize how a love of reading can enhance every aspect of their life.

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Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, Keep Holding On, All I Need, and Now and Forever. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from New York University. Before becoming a full-time author in 2007, Susane was a high school science teacher for ten years. She lives in New York City.The first book of Susane’s City Love trilogy will be released on April 21, 2015.
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Comments

  1. Jennifer says

    No, not at all. I try to read a little more of YA contemporary though since I am a bit too used to YA paranormal or SF.

  2. Kaitlyn A says

    I have never read anything by Susan before, but this book looks like the perfect place to start!

  3. Tammy V. says

    Yes, my daughter and I would get one of her books and Dessen’s and listen to them on our vacation drives every summer. Didn’t matter if we had read or heard them before – it’s just our tradition.

  4. Frances says

    Not really. But the plot of this intrigued me so I might start reading some of her works this weekend!

  5. Cindy C. says

    Sadly, I haven’t read any of her books yet, but I’m planning on reading soon. Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  6. Shyanne says

    No, I have not read anything by her but I heard good things about all her books.