When It Happens


At the start of her senior year in high school, Sara wants two things: to get into a top college and to find true love. Tobey also wants two things for his senior year: to win Battle of the Bands and to make Sara fall in love with him. However, a popular jock named Dave moves in on Sara first. But Tobey’s quirky wit and big blue eyes are hard for Sara to ignore. Plus, he gets the little things that matter to her. Can a slacker rock-star wannabe win the heart of a pretty class brain like Sara?

Hilariously and movingly told through Tobey and Sara’s authentic voices, WHEN IT HAPPENS sizzles in its portrayal of two young people searching for The One.




North American publisher: Viking Children's Books

Foreign rights: Penguin, Kimberly Ryan (Kim.Ryan@us.penguingroup.com)

Foreign rights sold: United Kingdom and Commonwealth to Scholastic UK; German to Arena; Polish to Nasza Ksiegarina; Russian to AST

Film rights: Gillian MacKenzie (gmackenzie@gillianmackenzieagency.com)



"Colasanti obviously remembers the kind of love that makes your insides churn, belly flips and all. Her take on young romance is insightful, fresh and fun, her characters fully formed and likable." -- The Washington Post


"Susane Colasanti has officially become one of my favourite authors, and I absolutely adore her books.... it's like Twilight without the vampires!" -- The Guardian (UK)