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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.

Book Report: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Happy April, you guys! Can you believe it’s April!? Did any of you get pranked for April Fool’s yesterday? Today we are diving into another BOOK REPORT, a feature that we share every month. We both read the same book, chat about it, and post it here. With minor spoilers, we introduce The Mockingbirds by […]

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June 12, 2013 - 8:05 am

Young Adult Book Review: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney - […] When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney (twitter | website) Publication Date: June 4, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Pages: 264 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: loss of a parent, grief, Tokyo, relationships that don’t end well Format read: ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley. (Thank you!) Other Books Read by the Author: The Mockingbirds (a joint review) […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:59 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’ve been curious about this one for a long time, but I’ve never really gotten around to reading it. It does sound pretty darn good though, based on your book report.

April 7, 2012 - 11:34 pm

Young Adult Blog: In My Mailbox: 14 - […] Estelle and Magan: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney […]

April 2, 2012 - 4:59 pm

VeganYANerds - As always I enjoyed your book report review, girls! This book sticks in my mind because the cover really stands out and like you guys, I keep seeing the sequel on blogs/goodreads. Definitely a series I want to read!

April 2, 2012 - 10:32 am

elena - Love love the phrase “intricate machine”! I balked at the date rape thing at first because it makes me supremely uncomfortable but once I read more, I find myself really wanting to read this book. I especially like that music is such an important part to this book. I’m very curious about how the trial went but I really hate how being drunk can be used to place blame on the victim, no means no. 😐