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Sometimes It Happens

Sometimes It Happens
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Pages: 307
publication date: July 12 2011

On the last day of her junior year, Hannah's boyfriend Sebastian dumped her. Facing a summer of loneliness, Hannah turns to her best friend Ava for comfort. Ava does what BFFs do: she stays by Hannah's side...until it's time for Ava to head up to Maine for the summer. Also left behind is Ava's boyfriend, Noah, who's such a great guy he gets Hannah a job at the diner he waits tables at. Slowly, Hannah comes out of her funk thanks to Noah's good conversation and their fun times at the diner. But things get complicated when their friendship turns into attraction--and one night, into a passionate kiss.

The novel opens on the first day of senior year; the day Hannah is going to see Ava, Sebastian, and Noah all in one place. Over the course of the day secrets and betrayals are revealed, and alliances are broken and reformed. In the end, everyone is paired up once again, but not the way you might think...

Lauren never lets me down; I have never NOT liked one of her books. Every time I read her books, I always finish reading them with a smile on my face.

Although this plot reminds me a lot of “Something like Fate” by Susane Colasanti I loved every second of it. There’s lots of drama, backstabbing friends, secrets, friendships, relationships and love. What’s not to love?
Hannah character was so innocent, she doesn’t want to hurt or planning revenge on others no matter how much they deserve it. She is one of those people that everyone loves. Well not apparently for some people. Hannah’s boyfriend cheated on her and then wanted her back. Her best friend Ava left her for the summer to be a camp counselor in Maine. Ava’s boyfriend Noah works at a diner where he forced Hannah to get a job, but then learned to love.

Over the summer Hannah and Noah got to know each other better. Hannah soon fell in love even though it was wrong to like her best friend’s boyfriend, even though Ava and Noah are having relationship problems. On the last day that Ava is away Hannah and Noah do something terrible, Hannah feels terrible about it but doesn’t regret it. She tells Ava about it and their friendship was put to the test.

Although every chapter switched from the past to the present I could easily switch without any confusion, I was tranced all the way from the first word to the last word. I read this all in one sitting and I was glad to read another one of her amazing books.

I loved every part of this; Lauren has a way with her characters that you can’t help but love. Although I wish Noah would have broken up with Ava way sooner I did like the outcome of the book. There was no cliffhanger; it’s just a standalone book.

If you haven’t read any of Lauren’s other book I definitely suggest going and picking one of, each one of her books is different and you can’t help but fall in love every time you start reading them.

5/5 stars


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