Thursday, January 13, 2011

Review for Caleb + Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma

Caleb + Kate
"Caleb + Kate"
Author: Cindy Martinusen-Coloma
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Source: Public Library
276 pages

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As the popular darling of the junior class and heiress to the five-star Monrovi Inn empire, Kate has both everything and nothing. She's bored with school and life... until she locks eyes with Caleb at a school dance.
  Caleb is new to Kate's exclusive prep school, and it's clear he doesn't fit in. In fact, he and his dad work in maintenance for Kate's father. And while Caleb knows better than to spend time with the boss's daughter, it seems that every time he tries to back away, something pulls him right back in.
 When their parents demand that they are to stay away from each other, they learn of a fight between their families that occured more that fifty years ago. It's a mystery Kate doesn't understand...but a legacy Caleb has endured his entire life.

   This story is told in alternate voices, between Kate and Caleb, which I really liked. This book was amazing! I absolutely loved it. Sure, at times it was cheezy but then other parts were really deep--like what is real love? Along with some laughs, all equaling a five star rating! The characters were so likeable! Kate, sure she is rich and has friends that are prissy, but she wants more to her life...that is a major part of the story. Caleb is well; charming, funny, smartish shall I go on? Oh and yah, he's Hawaiian! Gasp, yes I said that! The total package and together they are a force of nature! On the back of the book there is a little comment from an author which sums this book up nicely, "Romeo + Juliet gets an update in this story of forbidden love. Shakespeare's never been so hip." Overall, the characters (even the side characters) were well developed, the storyline awesome, and it had just a little extra to put it over the top! Five stars all around, definitely check it out if your into teen romance!


"Love had died, like God and Romeo, and not even the birds can find a song to sing."

A text from Katherine pops onto my phone: 'Need advice about prom.'

"Why believe in love, O Women? Oh, why do we want to believe in what cannot be believed in? Love divorced itself from mankind. Move on, hearts."

Elaine finishes her poem and makes a bow, remaining at the front of the class as we offer awkward, halting applause.

Monica leans toward me. "Wow, cheerful. That sounds like something you would say."

"Thanks a lot," I whisper.


  1. I love books that allude to Shakespeare. Thanks for the review!

  2. Thanks for the review. Now I'm definitely going to have to check out Caleb + Kate!


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