This Is How It Happened by Paula Stokes
To be published on July 11, 2017 by Harper Teen
Source: eARC from publisher
Plot Summary of How It Happened by Paula Stokes
Somehow I’ve become a liar. A coward. Here’s how it happened.
When Genevieve Grace wakes up from a coma, she can’t remember the car crash that injured her and killed her boyfriend Dallas, a YouTube star who had just released his first album.
Genevieve knows she was there, and that there was another driver, a man named Brad Freeman, who everyone assumes is guilty.
But as she slowly pieces together the night of the accident, Genevieve is hit with a sickening sense of dread—that maybe she had something to do with what happened.
As the internet rages against Brad Freeman, condemning him in a brutal trial by social media, Genevieve escapes to her father’s house, where she can hide from reporters and spend the summer volunteering in beautiful Zion National Park.
But she quickly realizes that she can’t run away from the accident, or the terrible aftermath of it all.
Review of This Is How It Happened
At first I wasn't sure about This Is How It Happened. For the first third of the book, I felt like I could see exactly where this book was going (and was right in every way.) I worried the book would just keep going on a predictable path. Plus, it feels tough to bring anything new to the table with a YA amnesia book.
But as I read, I liked the book more and more.
It was at this point that I thought This Is How It Happened really took off and began to have a lot of heart.
This Is How It Happened took a while to get going but in the end, this book won me over!