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What Happens Now

Jennifer Castle


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An emotional and heartwarming novel from the author of The Beginning of After, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen!

The summer Ari first sees Camden, she longs for him from afar. When the two forge a true connection the following summer, Ari lets herself fall . . . hard. As their romance blossoms, she’ll have to discover the very real boy behind her infatuation while also struggling with her own demons, obligations, and loyalties.

What Happens Now is an insightful and touching novel about learning to heal, learning to love, and what happens when fantasy becomes reality, from acclaimed author Jennifer Castle.

Praise For What Happens Now

“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)

HarperTeen, 9780062250476, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2016

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.