23 Sep 2011

Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt

Sometimes it Happens by Lauren Barnholdt 

On the last day of her junior year, Hannah's boyfriend Ryan 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, Ryan, 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...


When I heard of Sometimes it Happens, I knew I had to pre-order it. The blurb sounded fun and the cover is just darn right beautiful! I’m glad I purchased it, because after reading a few chapters of a bit of a yawn-ish book, I picked up this book, hoping for a better result. And it did the job superbly, resulting in me finishing it in a couple of days. This book snapped me out of my boredom and brought me into the excitement that is this book!
The author, doesn’t waste any time, as she jumps straight into the drama. It reminded me quite a bit of Ten Things We Did and (Probably Shouldn’t Have), as it jumps back and fourth from the present to the past.
As I delved more and more into this book, I became completely engrossed. I really didn’t want to put it down, as the drama was quite intense...I didn’t know what to expect next!
I have heard about Lauren Barnholdt and the books she’s written, but was surprised to discover, I hadn’t read one before this. This was my first book of hers and I quite enjoyed it, as it was a fun filled, dramatic read.
I would totally suggest this book to those who like American teen drama!

Rating: 3/5


  1. Great review. I'm definitely adding this book to my TBR list!

  2. Thanks. :) Hope you enjoy it when you read it!