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Estelle: Shelve It (12/9/2012)

Hi friends! Welcome to this week’s Shelve It! Are you having a good weekend? I think this is the first weekend in awhile where I set out to do things + actually accomplished them. Hopefully as you read this, I will be decorating my Christmas tree in my new apartment. (Or about to after a […]

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December 12, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Alexa Y. - I am totally jealous that you have What Happens Next in your hands! That bit she read at Books of Wonder was absolutely hilarious 🙂

December 10, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Lisa the Nerd - Look at all of those cute covers! <3

December 9, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Lovely, Dark, and Deep looks really intriguing. As far as holiday recs go, I haven’t read it yet but there’s always Let it Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson. (:

December 9, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - Ahhh Just Listen is one of my favorite SD books EVER! I can’t wait to see what you think! I need to read What Happens Next too; it’s been on my TBR pile for sooo long!

December 9, 2012 - 1:06 pm

The Bumble Girl - I really like the look to all of these covers! I have yet to read one of Alison Noel’s contemporary’s. I really like her Riley Bloom series, and I enjoyed Fated a lot. I look forward to seeing what you think of Kiss & Blog, sounds cute!
I can’t wait to read Austensibly Ordinary – sounds perfect!
Great list of reads, enjoy 🙂

December 9, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Vy - The cover of Lovely Dark and Deep is so pretty! Really interested in reading your thoughts on that. Hope you’ll enjoy your new reads, Estelle!

December 9, 2012 - 7:51 am

Lori - I’m so curious about Lovely Dark and Deep. I can’t wait to see your thoughts!

December 9, 2012 - 1:36 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Just Listen is one of my favourite Dessen books of ALL TIME. I’ve read it two or three times. I think you’ll really like the book, since you’re passionate about music – that aspect of the storyline really spoke to me.

Lovely Dark and Deep is on my Christmas wishlist. The premise sounds intriguing and the cover is so gorgeous. I’ll have to wait and see which book(s) hubby picked off the list and wrapped under the tree!

Magan: What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton [website | twitter] Publication Date: October 9, 2012 Publisher: Poppy Pages: 320 Keywords: rape and victimization, eating disorders, control Target audience: Mature Young Adult Format read: ARC from Little, Brown at ALA (Thanks!) Summary: Sid wakes up on her junior class ski trip not remembering the details of the night before […]

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September 20, 2015 - 9:22 am

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton | Book Review - […] Loves Lit – “Highly recommended” Rather Be Reading – “Clayton does an impeccable job of developing a very real depiction of what happens when a girl is vi….” Nick’s Book Blog – “it’s something that I think every young girl […]

April 26, 2013 - 12:01 am

What Happens Next | Colleen Clayton | Book Review - […] Loves Lit – “Highly recommended” Rather Be Reading – “Clayton does an impeccable job of developing a very real depiction of what happens when a girl is vi….” Nick’s Book Blog – “it’s something that I think every young girl […]

April 23, 2013 - 12:05 pm

April Books & Wine - So, I came back to comment on this AGAIN, like a total weirdo because I was googling for reviews to link and yours came up and I am like THIS REVIEW is the reason I wanted to read What Happens Next in the first place. And now, on re-reading your review I just agree with everything. I loved how Clayton portrays Sid’s victimization and what happens after. I actually gave you guys this quote link at the bottom – “Clayton does an impeccable job of developing a very real depiction of what happens when a girl is victimized.” because I could not agree more.

Anyways, just coming back to say, post-reading, this review is incredibly accurate and I am glad I took you up on your advice to READ THIS NOW, even if it was a few months later.

December 18, 2012 - 7:03 am

Magan: 2012 End of Year Book Survey - […] from Every Day by David Levithan definitely left an imprint. Sid’s personality in What Happens Next was one of my favorites; I loved her snark and […]

December 9, 2012 - 1:14 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/9/2012) - […] Happens Next by Colleen Clayton = been dying to read this since Magan’s review + saw Colleen speak at Books of Wonder in NYC this week and could not resist. (Although I did wait […]

December 4, 2012 - 5:37 am

Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing - […] been dying to read this one ever since reading Magan’s review on Rather Be Reading. I think it’s going to be my first book purchase after the […]

December 1, 2012 - 1:40 am

Kristen Evey - Adding this one to my TBR list. I’m very wary of books that deal with rape, so I usually base which ones I read on recommendations. This one sounds like it’s done right. It’s not a book that I’m always in the mood for, but there are times. Thanks Magan.

November 7, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - Oh wow, great review! I hadn’t heard of this book before now but it sounds like one I think I might enjoy, even though it would be maybe a little tough to read.

I just read Uses For Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt and although it isn’t EXACTLY the same, I felt a little bit the same way you did with regard to some of the MC’s decision-making. I think THAT – the fact that I just read and enjoyed Uses For Boys and it has that similarity to this one – is what draws me to read What Happens Next. I’m not even sure that makes any sense. At any rate, great review and thank you for bringing this one to my attention.

November 6, 2012 - 10:49 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - First of all, I absolutely LOVE your review. I think you definitely highlighted a lot of things that could possibly appeal to me about the book, as well as sharing about the tough issue this book covered.

I’m very interested in seeing what happens to the characters and their relationship. It’s always intriguing to read a book about tough stuff like this, and seeing how people handle these things.

November 6, 2012 - 11:56 am

Jamie - To be honest, I wasn’t interested in this one before. But now, DONE, I’m going to read it. Sounds like a very emotional read! And I’m curious, based on Ginger’s comment to you, if I will feel hung up on some of her decisions. I’ll have to discuss with you when I read it!

November 4, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Tara - Magan, this was such a well-rounded, eloquent review! I just got this book and you have made me want to bump it up on the list. As odd as this sounds, I really enjoy books that deal with personal struggle and overcoming tragic events and What Happens Next seems to fit this perfectly.

November 3, 2012 - 8:06 pm

VeganYANerds - The moment you talked about Sid turning up to find him alone I felt so sick and worried and now I just have to read this. I like that you compared it to Speak, that is another subtle, serious book.

Wonderful review, Magan!

November 3, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Alex / AnimeGirl - Thanks for this review, a friend recently told me to read the book but I wasn’t sure, I think your review has convinced that it is worth reading!
Thanks for the review.

November 3, 2012 - 6:38 pm

elena - i had my stomach in knots just reading your review. 😐 it sounds like a difficult but well done book. however, i don’t think i will be reading it because i just can’t handle books dealing with rape. this is a really insightful and intense review!

November 3, 2012 - 5:38 pm

April Books & Wine - Somehow I thought this was a dystopian book, lololol. OBVIOUSLY I was very wrong and am glad I haven’t read What Happens Next yet, because otherwise that would be an awkward surprise. I do have to say, your review makes me want to read it very very soon, especially because I can review this for work newsletter.

November 3, 2012 - 6:10 am

Lori - I kept thinking while I was reading your review that this reminds me of Speak. I love that book. I first read it in middle school and then reread it often for years after that. I hadn’t paid much attention to this one before, but now I’m really anxious to read it.

November 2, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Cynthia - This sounds like an emotional one but one that was written very well and I do love Laurie Halse Anderson’s book so it’s definitely going on my list. Thanks for the great review!

November 2, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - This does seem reminiscent of Speak, which really makes me want to read it. What Happens Next seems like one of those books that’s tough to read, but is definitely worthwhile.

November 2, 2012 - 8:38 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Magan, I know we’ve already talked in length about this book, but I still wanted to read your thoughts again on it. You’ve summed it up quite well. I had a difficult time digesting Sid’s decisions, or lack of decisions I should say, and that really got to me while reading. However, with your help, I was able to see past that and really focus on the story as a whole. Though the ending came a bit too quickly for me, I still enjoyed the message it sent out.

October 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

  Oh, yep — that’s right! It’s almost Halloween. I typically average about 20-ish books in the YA book releases posts, but jeez! There are THIRTY-THREE books listed below. Prepare your wallets now, friends — October is going to be quite the spendy month. Just in case you’re hosting an awesome Halloween party, here’s an […]

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November 4, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- November 4, 2012 - […] of Reach by Carrie Arcos — this was one I featured in my October 2012 YA new releases post. […]

October 4, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Kristen Evey - I should not have looked through that whole list. So many shiny new books!!!

October 1, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - There are way too many good books on this list. Seriously. I’m going to go broke just trying to get them all!

October 1, 2012 - 6:10 am

VeganYANerds - Sooooo many books this month! I don’t even know where to start 😀

September 30, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (9/30/2012) - […] is a pricey month for books! So many new releases! A review of Starring Me by Krista McGee. Magan adored Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. Our long distance […]

September 30, 2012 - 9:10 am

Katie w/ Mundie Moms - That pumpkin mousse looks so good right now. Thanks to your picture I’ll be craving sweets today. LOL 😉