What Happens Here
When Chloe's parents decide to take her to Europe the summer before senior year of high school, she's ecstatic...she only wishes her best friend, Lindsay, could come too. Living in Las Vegas, they have long imagine...more
Chloe and Lindsay were supposed to grow old together. They'd escape Las Vegas and go off to college in California. They were going to have awesome jobs that would allow them to own luxurious homes all over the globe. They were going to marry twin brothers. They were supposed to be ridiculously happy.
It didn't happen like that.
The summer after their junior year of high school, best friends Chloe and Lindsay were going to be apart. Chloe's parents decided t...more
The plot: Chloe, about to be a senior in high school, goes on a trip to Europe with her family (a trip, btw, that is described in such beautiful detail that I wanted to be in all the exotic places with her!), and then...more
BUT I'll go ahead and list a few things that I did appreciate:
1. It's a book about Vegas that isn't "about Vegas". The Vegas part about it isn't too cliche, and I actually kind of like the little code "never been to Veg...more
Wow, What Happens Here blew my mind, and I’m still trying to figure out if it was in a good way or a bad way. The subject material just felt so heavy. You know what I mean? I’ve read Altebrando’s past books, and all of them deal with grief over the death of a loved one in some way or another, so that part I was expecting, but there was something about What Happens Here that was just so dang intense. Although I have to admit, I enjoyed the mystery aspect, and Chl...more
I was still in the chapters detailing Chloe’s family holiday to Europe, and I found myself flipping back to the cover, reading the Sara Zarr blurb, and frowning. There’s a slightly going-through-the-motions, perfunctory quality to the storytelling – like breezing through capital cities so they could be checked off an itinerary. The Swanson family see the sights, Chloe laments not be...more
The first half of the book deals with the sixteen-year-old protagonist Chloe who lives in Las Vegas with her BBF Lindsay. When Chloe goes off to Europe for two weeks we get...more