Lauren Barnholdt is the author of the teen novels The Thing About the Truth, Sometimes It Happens, One Night That Changes Everything, Two-way Street, Right. Barnholdt (One Night That Changes Everything) delivers another frothy and fun romance, centering on a likable main character whose. Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt – book cover, description, publication history.

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Something happens over the summer between Hannah and Noah and once the school year starts up again, Hannah has to deal with Noah, her best friend and her cheating ex. This was a perfect end of summer read and it put Barnholdt on my list of authors I’ll be anxious to read again. Talk about a stressful first day back to school as a senior – drama, drama, drama, and more drama.

She’s ridiculously self absorbed and I spent the whole novel wanting to shake her.

(#62) Book Review: Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt

But much to my surprise, I actually found this book to be pretty entertaining. The other characters are equally obnoxious. She somwtimes make me laugh sometimes but still not my most favorite character. Simon Pulse July Length: By focusing on the romantic entanglements that Hannah finds herself in, Barnholdt places her novel solidly in the teen romance genre.

Ava was also a good and concerned friend, however, she has issues with sharing her mistakes and failures. Is it because I have a lxuren grip on the characters? Stayed up all night reading it. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Would Hannah and Noah end up together? Seriously, goth girls cannot handle anything. Hannah herself is not a particularly sympathetic character. Forget about stupid Sebastian Bukowski and his dumb friends.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Happdns were so many questions to say the least. These characters didn’t feel real, and that made the book very difficult to read for me; I couldn’t feel any empathy, or sympathy or anything at all for these cardboard characters.

It’s not that it doesn’t work–the way that it was written–but that you sort of gain the information of things that transpired over the summer second hand and then learn about it first hand afterwards.

But those rules dont apply to these characters, because hey sometimes things just happen.

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That leaves Sebastian and he is a typical teenage guy. The thing I found interesting is the change in time between chapters, the first one starts in the present first day of senior year, the second takes you 3 months back and so it goes alternating between which keeps you glued to the pages just to find out what happens bafnholdt chapters away. As i said before, i only disagree with the ending, as it didn’t clear eometimes all the questions I had.

Her best friend leaves her boyfriend, Noah, behind as well as Hannah, and when Hannah gets a job working with Noah, some sparks start to fly This tactic just builds up the intensity of all of these characters reuniting after such a crazy summer.


Now, dealing with her heartache, Hannah also hear’s the unexpected news that her lsuren friend will be gone all summer-which is not cool.


So I was going back to get it. That number is more like 1,but I could not drag the barnholdg on any longer. Children of Refuge Tour: Now…there sometimee really no way of coming out on top on this one with me.

If you like high school dramas and can deal with some crazy friends–and like the sound of the plot, then I’d suggest that you try reading it. The story was nicely tied up but I felt there was room for a couple more characters on the romance. I was a little unsure about the infidelity aspect of the story and how Simetimes would manage it.

It’s kind of a typical high school drama story, I found it to be very light and easy to read.

She should have kept her distance IF she truly respected herself, and Ava. Sometimfs This Moment Moment of Truth. View all 9 comments. With the way each chapter ends, it’ll have you reading and reading till the very end.