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Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt
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Aug 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: arcs-i-own, for-review, july2011
Read in August, 2011

Filled with summer romance and drama, Sometimes it Happens is yet another impressive contemporary novel coming from Barnholdt. The characters were so down to earth and realistic, while the plot was fast moving.

The switch between the past and the present (chapters alternated between what happened during summer and the first day of senior year) was easy to follow. The plot was fast paced and had a good flow. The interchange of past and present was great way of expressing Hannah's story. Readers will be able to see how actions in the past led Hannah to the consequences she was dealing with in the present.

Hannah, was hilarious, charming, and so innocent. She's not the type of girl who wants revenge on someone even though they really deserved it. She cares and worries about everyone but not really herself. Moreover, Hannah's growth was seen throughout the novel. At the start she was this weak girl who let Ava, her best friend control her, but then she transformed to being strong and brave.

Sometimes It Happens is a page-turner with 100% real, relatable characters and an exciting plot with teen regrets and drama. You're up for a delightful emotional, authentic, and romantic roller-coaster ride!
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