Blurb (from Goodreads):
"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 night she hurt herself on purpose. It’s not easy: her best friend is drifting away, 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 following summer, Ari lets herself fall not just for the quirky and self-assured Camden 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 behind her infatuation, while also struggling with her own demons, obligations, and loyalties.
From the award-winning author of "The Beginning of After" and "You Look Different in Real Life," "What Happens Now" is a touching, insightful novel about learning to heal, learning to love, and what happens when fantasy becomes reality.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“In the end, there were two Camden Armstrongs. One I watched for a whole summer of relentless craving. The other was the one I fell in love with.”
This was a YA contemporary romance about a girl who battled with depression.
Ari was an okay character, and she clearly put a lot of time and effort into looking after her family. Camden was a bit quieter, and a harder character to get to know as he seemed to keep a lot of things to himself.
The storyline in this was about Ari and Camden meeting and starting a relationship, we also got a storyline about Ari’s depression, and her home situation with her mother who was always working. The pace in this was quite slow though, and at times it felt like nothing was happening.
The ending to this was fairly happy, but this book was just missing something for me.
6 out of 10