Friday, January 9, 2015

What Happens Next - Colleen Clayton

Summary from Goodreads:

How can you talk about something you can’t remember?

Before the ski trip, sixteen-year-old Cassidy “Sid” Murphy was a cheerleader (at the bottom of the pyramid, but still...), a straight-A student, and a member of a solid trio of best friends. When she ends up on a ski lift next to handsome local college boy, Dax Windsor, she’s thrilled; but Dax takes everything from Sid—including a lock of her perfect red curls—and she can’t remember any of it.

Back home and unable to relate to her old friends, Sid drops her college prep classes and takes up residence in the A/V room with only Corey “The Living Stoner” Livingston for company. But as she gets to know Corey (slacker, baker, total dreamboat), Sid finds someone who truly makes her happy. Now, if she can just shake the nightmares and those few extra pounds, everything will be perfect... or so she thinks.

What Happens Next....I really don't even know where to start with this review. I automatically could tell from the summary what this book would be about and I immediately felt overwhelmed and depressed because it's such a heavy topic. I usually don't branch outside of my happy, cliche books but I wanted to read this one plus I love the cover. While I was reading, I definitely continued to feel overwhelmed, sad, and depressed...but WOW, what a great book! When there were happy moments (HELLO, COREY!!!), I felt bad for laughing and being happy! What happens to Sid is one of my biggest fears and I just was so sad that she wouldn't tell anyone. I understand and I could see how I would have trouble, too but I just wanted her to go back to being happy, 16-year, self conscious Sid. The book does a great job of showing what a girl might actually go through and what other problems she could really get herself wrapped up in. All so scary! My ONLY disappointment with this book is the ending - way too rushed! I waited for the big reveal for so long! I just want to keep reading about Sid because I feel an attachment and I just want to follow her for the rest of her life to make sure she's happy and ends up great! I'm really surprised more people haven't read What Happens Next! GO READ IT RIGHT NOW. I'll just be here, patiently waiting for a new Colleen Clayton book.



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