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  1. What Happens Next Stirs Things Up

    January 14, 2013 by Kiersi

    Cover of What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton

    What Happens Next, by Colleen Clayton

    This book gets: ♥♥♥♥♥ out of 5

    What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton – It’s really hard to write good contemporary YA–and it’s even harder for me to like it. I mean this in the kindest possible way. Especially when addressing the big issues like rape and eating disorders, it’s easy for authors to preach. It’s easy for their characters, as a result, to sound flat or forced; but Clayton effortlessly dodges the trap.

    Cassidy “Sid” Murphy is a straight-A cheerleader–until she meets a handsome stranger on a school ski trip. That night, Dax Windsor invites her inside, and afterwards, she can remember nothing; but she knows Dax has taken something from her. Something she can never get back. (more…)