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 imagin...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
Chloe’s best friend Lindsay is raped and murdered while Chloe is traveling with her family in Europe. The BFFs had squabbled right before the trip leaving Chloe devastated.
WHAT HAPPENS HERE had one of the worst mother daughter exchanges I’ve read recently. When a stranger grabs Chloe’s butt in Italy, her mother tells Chloe that the offender is cute and she should be flattered. Chloe decides that being grabbed was no big deal. WTF.???????? I get that some women (and men) believe ...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
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
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
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
Cover Story: Legit
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factors: Contortionism, European Tour, Veronica Mars
Quasi-Anti-Bonus Factor: No Justice
Relationship Status: I Want To Travel Worlds With You
Read the full book report here.
My thumb is tired from swiping so rapidly to get to the end.