What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews



<!--StartFragment--> How can you talk about something that you can't remember?

Before the ski trip, Cassidy "Sid" Murphy was a cheerleader (on the bottom of the pyramid, but still...) and a straight-A student, with two of the best friends a girl could ask for.

When Sid finds herself on a ski lift with hunky local college guy, Dax Windsor, she's thrilled. "Come to a party with me," he tells her, but Dax isn't what he seems. He takes everything from Sid-including a lock of her perfect red curls-and she can't remember any of it.

After the ski trip, Sid is an insomniac and an obsessive late-night runner, unable to relate to her old friends.

Caught in a downward spiral, 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 only she could shake the nightmares, everything would be perfect...

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

About Colleen Clayton

See more books from this Author
Like Sid, Colleen Clayton grew up in the suburbs just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Kent State University, she worked as a social worker for over a decade in residential treatment centers for troubled teens and as program supervisor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley. She currently lives Ohio with her family and recently received her MFA from the Northeast Ohio Consortium at Youngstown State University. Colleen invites you to visit her online at www.colleenclayton.com. What Happens Next is her debut novel.
Published October 9, 2012 by Poppy. 316 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for What Happens Next

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Sid’s unable to put into words the truth of what happened that night, leaving her friends and classmates to draw their own conclusions while Sid struggles to pick up the broken pieces and cobble them back together on her own.

Aug 29 2012 | Read Full Review of What Happens Next

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Sixteen-year-old Sid Murphy has always been self-conscious about her weight and figure, so when a handsome older guy flirts with her during a weekend school ski trip, a smitten Sid sneaks out to meet him at a party.

Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of What Happens Next

Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Colleen Clayton's novel What Happens Next is about a teenage girl, Cassidy Murphy, who is drugged and date-raped while on a high school ski trip.

Oct 09 2012 | Read Full Review of What Happens Next


Sid and her closest friends express these views several times, and yet throughout the story Sid proves over and over that what people think can ruin your life during high school.

Sep 16 2012 | Read Full Review of What Happens Next

Youth Services Book Review

What did you like about the book?

Nov 01 2012 | Read Full Review of What Happens Next

Reader Rating for What Happens Next

An aggregated and normalized score based on 63 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review