Monday, February 20, 2012

Book Review: Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt

Title: Sometimes It Happens
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Pages: 312

" Just when she thought things couldn't get any worse..."
"Hannah's about to start her senior year, and she's never been so scared. That's because she's going to have to face:
1. Sebastion: the guy who dumped her on the last day of junior year.
2. Noah: the guy she's totally fallen for.
3. Ava: Noah's girlfriend... and Hannah's best friend.
As Hannah tries to figure out how she got herself into this colossal mess, one thing becomes crystal clear: There's absolutely no way her heart's going to make it through this day in one piece."

My Rating: 10/10

I don't know why lately, but I've really gotten into chicklits and this is another good one. I loved everything about this book. It gave a whole new perspective to cheating and teenage girls. Lauren Barnholdt did an amazing job of getting into the teenage mind and telling a story from inside it. I found this book hard to put down and the way that the chapters are organized is amazing. One chapter: First day of senior year, Chapter 2: The summer. It makes you want to just finish the book in one sitting, not to get it over with, but to find out what happens.
Again I have fallen in love with a male character. Sigh. Why do authors have to know my weakness of boys?


  1. I loved the premise. It wasn't orchestrated to be something that was intended. They didn't mean to start liking each other. Hannah and Noah tried so hard to do the right thing, but let their emotions and feelings get in the way. It was hard to read, because I wanted things to start to get better for Hannah, but when I finished, I thought it was a great story, despite the struggles and obstacles that Hannah had along the way.

  2. The fact that cheating wasn't meant to happen leaves even more suspense for the reader. The struggles and obstacles Hannah faced, in my opinion, only made her more relatable.