This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes

This is How it Happened

Paula Stokes

384 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

fiction contemporary young adult emotional hopeful informative medium-paced


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. Gene...

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emotional 75%
reflective 75%
challenging 25%
hopeful 25%
inspiring 25%
sad 25%
tense 25%


medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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