Anellia is poor and cannot afford to dress like the other sorority sisters which further alienates her. As does the fact that she has to work various jobs to live in the sorority house and to pay her dues. Anellia is tormented by the other girls in the house, the house mother and by her own feelings of ineptitude.
In the second half of the book, we find that Anellia has moved out of the sorority house and that she is enamored with an upperclassman in one of her philosophy classes. She stalks him until they finally meet. Vernor really doesn't want to date Anellia but he is worn down by her and they start dating. It is an unbalanced relationship ruled by Vernor - when he wants to see her he calls her and lets her know. Otherwise, she is not to come over. In her zeal, she promises to love him enough for both of them.
I'll Take You There is a coming of age story. Young Anellia is learning about life and love - such as it is - for the first time while away from home. Anellia struggles with who she is, who she thinks she wants to be and who she is becoming.
Rating: 7/ 10
Edition: 1st Edition