I really enjoy Cat Patrick’s and Suzanne Young’s writing, so I’m excited to see how they write together. Just Like Fate sounds like a book my students and I will thoroughly enjoy, so I’m glad it released in time for the new school year (August 27th). The summary kind of reminds me of Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall and Kasie West’s Pivot Point. Have you read this one yet? If so, what did you think?
Summary (From Goodreads):
Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her family, Caroline’s been at Gram’s bedside 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 and live her life.
The consequence of this one decision will split Caroline’s fate into two separate paths–and she’s 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…