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.
Rule 7: Dream big
Every summer of high school I swore that I would reinvent the old me and return to school as a shiny new version of myself. The best version of myself. The summer always started with strict goal-oriented activities. One summer I wanted to lose weight. I placed an embargo on desserts. There was no way I was eating dessert for the rest of the summer. No. Freaking. Way. But three days later, all I could think about was Entenmann’s Ultimate Crumb Cake. The crumb cake craving won. My weight-loss goal never stood a chance.
Summer after summer, my reinvention goals were shredded to tatters. Why? I was focusing on the wrong goals. Instead of changing my external appearance to make other people like me more (pathetic, but that’s how lacking in self-confidence I was at 15), I should have been focusing inward. Being at peace with yourself is the only way to find lasting happiness.
Now I practice creative visualization. Creative visualization is all about turning your dreams—the ones that really matter—into reality. One fun way to do this is to create a wish box. Find a cool shoebox and decorate both the inside and outside. Glue on pictures that represent the things that make you the happiest. By reflecting on what makes you happy, you can more easily identify your biggest dreams. Fill the box with objects, affirmations, notes, mementos—anything that represents your heart’s desires. Turning the box into a beautiful treasure map of your goals will help you to dream big and never give up.
About the author:
Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, and Keep Holding On. Before becoming a full-time author in 2007, she was a high school science teacher for ten years. Susane has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from New York University. She lives in New York City.
Susane's seventh teen novel, All I Need, will be released on May 21, 2013.
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