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I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

Sometimes It Happens

Sometimes It Happens - Lauren Barnholdt What a beautiful, heart aching story! I hadn't intended to read this as fast as I did, but it was a book I was unable to put down until I finished it. It didn't read like I thought it would, though. It alternated between the summer and the day back to school. But it was well written and marked so it didn't disrupt the flow. Normally, I don't like this format. I have a hard time when it breaks up the main story, but everything was relevant and easy to follow.

I felt bad for Hannah through most of this. Her boyfriend cheats on her, her best friend leaves her for camp after they had planned to hang out all summer, and her best friend sends her boyfriend to keep checking up on her, not making time to actually call Hannah at first. She really didn't have a great start to her summer.

I loved the premise. It wasn't orchestrated to be something that was intended. They didn't mean to start liking each other. Hannah and Noah tried so hard to do the right thing, but let their emotions and feelings get in the way. It was hard to read, because I wanted things to start to get better for Hannah, but when I finished, I thought it was a great story, despite the struggles and obstacles that Hannah had along the way.