At this point I am finished reading Take Me There by Susane Colasanti. I am writing about how if I could change the ending, how I would do so. In this I will show the parts of the ending I liked and I think were well written and also what I would change if I could.
If I could change the ending of the book, I would make it have a more specific meaning. The end of the book doesn’t really go anywhere; it just recaps the entire feeling of the book. A meaning I would try to accomplish would be either a relationship beginning between James and Rhiannon or just a friend relationship being stated. I think that ending the book like this would make it more complete and have a true meaning. I also think that there should have been something said more about Nicole and her relationship with Danny; her ex. When James received a letter from Mrs. Schaffer I think that the book should have continued after that so that we as readers could feel James’s reaction and connect more to what happened to him and others around him. I think with these things changed, understanding the book would be easier and a great amount of things to connect to.
In the book Take Me There by Susane Colasanti I can relate to James and Rhiannon’s relationship a lot to my life. They treat each other with the utmost respect and can just be two great friends without anything in the way.
They have a relationship that most people don’t have. Because they are both a different gender it could make it hard for them to get along just as friends when they are together so much. I have a friend like this that is also a guy. I even consider him one of my best friends because even though he is a guy I have known him for a long time and we have been through a lot. This sometimes comes with its flaws though, like if Rhiannon were to date someone the boyfriend could think bad of James’s and her relationship, that’s when you really have to see how important the friendship is between them both. I think just like Rhiannon and James, my friend and I have had our fights and the times we can’t stand each other, but I believe that is what brings people together. James treats and sees Rhiannon like a little sister, protective and loving. This really shows the connection that they have. My friend does this too. Sometimes this can be for the better; they can really tell you what they want no matter what it will do to you. At other times though, they could be too protective. James is really protective to Rhiannon, but only because he doesn’t want to see her hurt by a guy. I think of all the different types of friendships out there, this could be the best because you have a brother, a best friend, and a great person always by your side.
In the book Take Me There by Susane Colasanti my favorite character is James, because he is a great friend to Rhiannon, but yet he knows he feels so much more.
Even though Rhiannon is still completely in love with her ex-boyfriend, James is always there for her through all the times she is thinking about getting back together with him. James hates the fact that Rhiannon wants to get back to him because he didn’t treat her right. James and Rhiannon both feel that they are so much alike, but James can be the only one to show the relationship that they really have. James always says how he feels more, and I think that he should come out and say it. But because he doesn’t say that he likes her, it makes his and Rhiannon’s relationship so much stronger. James also isn’t afraid of showing Rhiannon how he really feels, no matter how Rhiannon will feel. Rhiannon should be grateful for a friend like James. If it weren’t for him Rhiannon would have a much harder time getting through the situations she has been through. I think that having a friend like this is always a good thing because you always have someone who is there for you. James shows a lot of support for Rhiannon, but most importantly they both know how much they mean to each other.
Below is what I would think of to be a journal that Rhiannon would write about her life. Through even the beginning of the book she has developed a lot.
Steve and I broke up. I try not to cry because I don’t want to be a totally depressed person. I still love him, and the worst part is I want him back more then ever. When does the pain go away? I just keep thinking if he feels the same. If he wants to be back in my arms the same way I feel. Where did all that love go that we used to have? I miss being by his side and not having to think about the world around me. Even if eventually I get better, my heart will always be broken.
Last night I went to a party with James and Nicole. Nicole and I always go through the same things at the same time. James and I went to the cupcake shop to get cupcakes and my favorite ones were there too! He tries to help me through the break up to, but the truth is that he doesn’t like Steve so he doesn’t mind that we broke up. James is so much like me and if I had a boyfriend like him everything would be perfect. The thing is though that James and I don’t feel that way about each other. We are just great friends.
School was a huge joke yesterday. Chemistry was the worst part too. No one truly understands where I am coming from because no one is like me. But then lunch came, and I was sitting with James which in nothing out of usual. I look across the cafeteria and there was Steve staring right at me. We had complete eye contact for at least 10 seconds. James didn’t take that well, because he got up and left.
Tonight Nicole and I decided to do something that would embarrass Steve to the extreme. We wrote on the sidewalk in front of the school “Steve – My chemosensory organ occludes your phenethyl Love, Me” And of course he will know who it’s from if he really does love me back. But not even the smartest guy will know what it means at first. Even if tomorrow turns out totally embarrassing for Steve and I, it will be worth it when we are back together.