What Happens Now by Jennifer Castle

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“I know what it is to want something so badly, you feel like your cells aren’t properly bonded together without it.
I also know what it’s like to get that something.
And honestly, I’m still not sure which is worse…”

Ari Logan is battling to win her war against depression and the dark nightshe hurt herself on purpose. It’s not easy: her best friend is driftingaway, her mom’s emotionally checked out, and she spends her days playing caregiver to her handful of a half-sister, Danielle. But it’s summer,and anything is possible…

That’s when Camden Armstrong steps onto the beach of Ari’s local swimming lake.

At first, Ari quietly longs for Camden from afar, seeing in him everything she wants to be. When the two discover a true connection the followingsummer, Ari lets herself fall not just for the quirky and self-assuredCamden but also his friends, tumbling into their world of independence,adventure, and shared sci-fi fandom. As Ari’s romantic dreams come true, she must unlock the mysteries of the very real and troubled boy behindher infatuation, while also struggling with her own demons, obligations, and loyalties.

From the award-winning author of The Beginningof After and You Look Different in Real LifeWhat Happens Now is a touching, insightful novel about learning to heal, learning to love,and what happens when fantasy becomes reality.

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“A sweet, sensitive romance distinguished by its respect for fandom.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Castle’s latest explores life and relationships with a gentle touch, steady rhythm, and quirky characters who face real issues…This romance between shy teens has wide appeal and happily delivers for those who enjoy works by Sarah Dessen.” (School Library Journal)

“Castle’s latest captures the feeling of the infinite possibilities that summer holds.” (ALA Booklist)

“Castle depicts the subtle complexities of familial and romantic relationships with vividness and sensitivity.” (Publishers Weekly)

“What Happens Now is the perfect book for a lazy summer day.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

About the Author

Jennifer Castle’s first novel, The Beginning of After, was named an American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and a Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” Book. She wrote many unproduced movie and TV scripts before returning to her first love, fiction . . . but she’s still hooked on film and the way we can find and tell our stories with images. She lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Product details

  • File Size : 2258 KB
  • Print Length : 384 pages
  • Publisher : HarperTeen (7 June 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0062250477


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