What Happens Next - Colleen Clayton Review

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Pages: 310 (Hardcover)
Publication date: October 9th, 2012
Publisher: Poppy (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
How I got the copy: Library
Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars


How can you talk about something you can’t remember?

Before the ski trip, sixteen-year-old Cassidy “Sid” Murphy was a cheerleader (at the bottom of the pyramid, but still...), a straight-A student, and a member of a solid trio of best friends. When she ends up on a ski lift next to handsome local college boy, Dax Windsor, she’s thrilled; but Dax takes everything from Sid—including a lock of her perfect red curls—and she can’t remember any of it.

Back home and unable to relate to her old friends, Sid drops her college prep classes and takes up residence in the A/V room with only Corey “The Living Stoner” Livingston for company. But as she gets to know Corey (slacker, baker, total dreamboat), Sid finds someone who truly makes her happy. Now, if she can just shake the nightmares and those few extra pounds, everything will be perfect... or so she thinks.

Witty and poignant, Colleen Clayton’s stunning debut is a story about moving on after the unthinkable happens.


When I picked this book up I had no idea about how this book would have so many twists in it. 
Not only was the book about an how an incident that happened to Sid during a school ski trip changed her life.

Sid doesn't remember what happened on the last night of the skiing trip. She sneaks out of the condo she's staying at past curfew and wakes up the next day with no recollection about what happened that night. 
Sid realizes what happened to her but can't find the courage to tell anyone. 

This book, not only talks about rape, it also talks about self-image, eating disorders and excessive exercising. As well as friendships and finding love. 

Sid doesn't want to be like this but she can't find the strength to stop after what happened to her. She wants to disappear and be unnoticed by boys. 

This story was so good, developed nicely and realistically and ended in a perfect way. 

The only thing that bothered me was that it was such a struggle for Sid to tell anyone what happened to her and keeping the secret caused so many issues to develop within her. Only my opinion because I'm such a vocal and direct person. But I understand that it's realistic for someone to be embarrassed about being raped.

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