Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf

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Perfect for fans of Rory Power and Laurie Halse Anderson, this sharp, emotional debut follows two girls as they navigate tumultuous relationships, the effects of trauma, and what empowerment means to them.

Ali Greenleaf and Blythe Jensen couldn't be more different. Ali is sweet, bitingly funny, and just a little naive. Blythe is beautiful, terrifying, and the most popular girl in school. They've never even talked to each other, until a party when Ali decides she'll finally make her move on Sean Nessel, her longtime crush, and the soccer team's superstar. But Sean pushes Ali farther than she wants to go. When she resists--he rapes her.

Blythe sees Ali when she runs from the party, everyone sees her. And Blythe knows something happened with Sean, she knows how he treats girls. Even so, she's his best friend, his confidant. When he begs her to help him, she can't resist.

So Blythe befriends Ali in her attempt to make things right with Sean, bringing Ali into a circle of ruthless popular girls, and sharing her own dark secrets. Despite the betrayal at the heart of their relationship, they see each other, in a way no one ever has before.

In her searing, empowering debut novel, Hayley Krischer tells the story of what happened that night, and how it shaped Ali and Blythe forever. Both girls are survivors in their own ways, and while their experiences are different, and their friendship might not be built to last, it's one that helps each of them find a way forward on their own terms.

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Title:Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593114117
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  • Melanie (mells_view)

    Sometimes I wonder what it’s like to be her.TW: rape, sexual assault, underage drinking, drug use, bullying, gaslighting.Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf is a book that is far too relatable for f...

  • Angela Staudt

    Thank you to PenguinTeen for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Did I like this book? Did I not like this book? Honestly, I have no idea. The point of this book was very powerful and I definitel...

  • Kristi

    I just finished Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf by Hayley Krischer, and it left me thinking about all the girls who’ve been victims of rape and all the misery that comes after; the misplaced ang...

  • Marta :}

    3.5Thanks to The Nerd Daily and the publisher for offering me an ARC of this one!You can find my review on The Nerd Daily as well. Hayley Krischer’s raw debut deals with so many important subjects s...

  • Sara G. Kaye

    Thank you, Hayley. I finished your book last night. I found it hard to put down. I kept thinking more girls (and their moms) need to read this book. I can count the number of young adult books I have ...

  • Alexia

    I think Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf is a very important story as too many people have been in sexual scenarios where they were confused afterwards but knew something was not right. I hope this...

  • Alexandra/ReadsWithRosie

    Content warnings: rape, sexual assault Something happened to Ali Greenleaf at a party.When Sean (Ali’s crush) led her upstairs, she was elated that her crush noticed her. But when she told him to st...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ALI GREENLEAF may be one of the most important YA novels ever written about sexual assault.Ali’s crush Sean rapes her at a party after which she flees the house. He gets his be...

  • Nicole Alycia

    4.5/5 starsWARNING: The book contains sexual assault This book was so incredibly powerful in so many ways ... I really think this is something young adults need to read as they’re getting ready to e...

  • Rajiv

    [Blog]::[Youtube]::[Twitter]::[Instagram]::[Pinterest]::[Bloglovin] This is a daring story with diabolical characters, at times difficult to read, but deep and gripping.The main theme of the story ...