Just Like Fate
One decision changes everything in this Sliding Doors meets Anna and the French Kiss novel that explores split realities of romance and family loyalties. Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick and, like the rest of her family, Caroline's been at Gram's beside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape--both her family and the reality of Gram's failing health. So when Caroline's best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram's side, or go to the party for a few hours. The consequences of this one decision will split Caroline's fate into two separate paths--and she is about to live them both. Friendships are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts to rebuild old relationships and even make a few new ones. If she stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything she's ever wanted. Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy ending...
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 145 x 211 x 28mm | 386g
- 27 Aug 2013
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
About Suzanne Young
Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is also the author of Girls with Sharp Sticks, All in Pieces, Hotel for the Lost, and several others novels for teens. Visit her online at AuthorSuzanneYoung.com or follow her on Instagram at @AuthorSuzanneYoung. Cat Patrick is an author of books for teens, including Forgotten, Revived, and Just Like Fate. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and twin preschoolers, and is afraid of heights, planes, and zombies. Friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter at @SeeCatWrite.
Our customer reviews
If you're thinking of picking up Just Like Fate, there is one thing you MUST know before you open the book. By chapter three, the chapters go from "Stay" to "Go". Two mildly different stories. Early in the book, the main character, Caroline, has to choose between staying with her dying grandmother or going to a party with her best friend. And that, ladies and gentlemen, I got massively confused. The chapters show the paths that both decisions will take Caroline. If she goes or stays. I didn't know that and I was confused for the first 33% of this book. Moving on! Just Like Fate is a surprisingly deep story of how how one decision can change your life in many ways and how, in the end, it will all work out. The main character, Caroline, is pretty cool. I didn't find her annoying at all and at times I really, really liked her. She was relatable. I didn't like Joel at all. I didn't really have a reason other then just a feeling at first but then has the book went on, I really didn't like him. Natalie was so unnecessarily horrible. I feel like the writers made her so evil and mean and just horrible (sometimes I felt like crying because she was so mean)that it made her unbelievable as a character. Now, one character was... I have no words for how much I loved him. And that character is Chris and I'm telling you right now if I had to pick one book character to spend my life with in real life, I would pick Chris. Thank you Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young for bring Chris Drake into my life. Okay, but seriously, Chris is really great. He's believable and nice and kind and funny and he's not controlling or brooding. He's great. And I felt like this book had really believable characters. When you read Just Like Fate, you'll pick your favorite chapters. I loved the "Go" chapters. And up until the end, I kinda skimmed the "Stay" chapters. I hate Joel and I love Chris so made picking which chapters to read to the fullest really easy. Overall, I felt like Just Like Fate was a really cool concept, great characters, and exciting. I really enjoyed it.show moreby taylor knight