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This Really Happened

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  11 reviews
I felt like I was seeing it all in slow motion; the car, sleek and black, careening around the corner, the sound of wheels skidding. Headlights illuminating her dazed expression like a spotlight as it made contact. Then I heard screaming, distant and muffled, as if I was underwater. It took me a long time to realise that I was the one screaming.

Six University flatmates.
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published February 25th 2017
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Katelyn Dickinson
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I received a digital copy of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

This was such a good book! What started as a fun, light-hearted read quickly turned into a much darker, but moving story. There are two parts to this story, both very different. The story is interspersed with blog posts dated months into the future, which made for a thrilling read as we waited for the two storylines to meet. When they did, I was left surprised. This was a story
Rosie Knight
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This Really Happened is one of the best examples of self-published, young adult fiction I've ever read. It began as a fun, engaging story about Erin's time at university, but quickly turned into a much darker, more compelling mystery. The story was interspersed with ominous blog posts published months in the future, which kept me on the edge of my seat. When the two narratives eventually collided to reveal what really happened on the fateful night that changed Erin's life forever, I was left ...more
Steph Spitzy
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Tamara Morning
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Title: This Really Happened
Author: Annmarie McQueen
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5

For Erin, university is her chance to stretch her wings. Shed like to make some friends, but she also must focus on her studieseconomics, which her emotionally-distant parents approve of. Then she meets her five flatmates, including Allen, the quiet, creative boy who just seems to get her. Their friendship grows, as do Erins feelings for Allen, until one day Allen starts dating Charlotte, another of their
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
We all have our own truths, Erin. Sometimes theyre the same, sometimes theyre not

This book got me thinking what really happened!

I love how the characters friendship developed. The six flatmates have different personality but still manages to bond and respect each other.

But then, there's Charlotte and Allen!
I didn't see that coming. I was hurt for Erin. That incident kept me wondering and guessing the whole time that i was reading this book!

I just felt bad when i got to the part of "the truth"
Shannon Heuston
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For Anyone That Has Ever Struggled To Fit In

Erin has always been a misfit, but when she gets to uni she finally fits in with her flatmates. Together, they have the kind of madcap adventures that makes college special. She even begins to feel a special connection with Allan, one of her roommates, who appears to return her feelings. When he unexpectedly starts dating her friend Charlotte, Erin struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy and preserve her friendships and she is nearly successful,
Nana Lee
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
I've been in a reading slump for a few months now and I usually just end up not finishing books lately. I am so thankful that this book helped me to get out of it.

This book is well written and the plot is engaging. There was a hint of mystery which made me want to uncover the secrets immediately. Part two was a bit anticlimactic in my opinion, but I think it is what is necessary for the story to tie loose ends.

*Copy of the book given in exchange of an honest review
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I received this book in return for an honest review. It was a very interesting book to read, not everything happened that I wanted too and I got confused over what actually occurred and what didn't but I really enjoyed it and would definitely reccomend it it to friends.
Hannah Froggatt
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I got a free review copy of this book and it's a real breath of fresh air for the YA genre. There's a real emphasis on character growth and McQueen handles her protagonist incredible well. Erin's escape from her colourless home-life into the chaos dimension that is the student experience is incredibly affirming. Watching her struggle through the maelstrom of new experiences and emerge from a bloody, traumatic maturation can be harrowing, but I was so happy to find another YA book that made me ...more
Annmarie McQueen
Mar 26, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I've read it a few times. It's better-than-mediocre. Would recommend.
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This Really Happened, by Annmarie McQueen is jam packed with layer after layer of authentically written emotion. The characters are developed, relatable and loveable. I fell completely head over heals with Annmarie's writing style and flow. The plot points are original, gripping, and heartfelt. The entire story just feels so real, I couldn't help but to wonder if the Author had in fact experienced similar circumstances. I had a hard time believing this was actually a fictional piece. It's a ...more
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