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"This novel serves as a sobering reminder: The fact that consent is being discussed in classrooms doesn’t necessarily mean it’s being enacted in bedrooms."

--The New York Times

"Daring in its complexity. A powerful debut."  

--Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie

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"The two teenage girls at the center of Krischer’s dark debut may have grown up in the age of consent, but their actions reveal the long shadow cast by rape culture. Whether or not Sean is punished for his crime becomes less important than the powerful voices these unlikely allies end up granting each other. While the #MeToo movement has successfully empowered women and girls to form a strong sisterhood by sharing their stories, this novel serves as a sobering reminder: The fact that consent is being discussed in classrooms doesn’t necessarily mean it’s being enacted in bedrooms.“
--The New York Times
“Necessary and timely, SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ALI GREENLEAF takes us on a journey that is at once heartbreaking and heart-healing, as Hayley Krischer’s unique, refreshing voice skillfully navigates the realities of sexual assault with care, insight, and authenticity. Full of truth, hope, and empowerment, this story is one you’ll be thinking about long after you’ve finished.” 
--Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of
 The Way I Used to Be
“A powerful, nuanced, and stunning debut about rape culture and survival that will haunt you long after you close the book. Ali Greenleaf's story is complex and beautifully told; full of fury, heartbreak, and hope.
--Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces  
“Something happened to Ali Greenleaf has teeth. A relentless expression of survival, facets of pain and how we carry & inflict violence toward ourselves and against each other. Daring in its complexity. A powerful debut."  
--Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie 
“Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf deftly examines the elaborate complexity of high school friendships, and confronts every possible shade of gray. A timely and intimate discussion of rape culture, the power of shared stories, the courage it takes to find your voice.” 
--Ashley Woodfolk, author of When You Were Everything 
and FLyY Girls

Alternating first-person narration from junior Ali and popular senior Blythe presents an anguishing picture of a high school hierarchy in which revered athletes behave with impunity... A harrowing read that tells a complicated story with nuance."


 "A powerful and important addition to YA books on the topic of sexual assault. Recommended for high school and public libraries everywhere." 


"What begins as a twisted tale of teenage manipulation becomes a memorable story about trauma, survival, and the friendships that help us heal."  

--Bitch Media

 "A beautiful, nuanced, and haunting novel about sexual assault and female friendship, Krischer has penned one of the best and most important YA novels in recent memory. This is the book that all teenagers and their parents need to read."


content warning

Intense scenes depicting sexual assault

and drug abuse

Reference to an eating disorder 

Mental illness




Victim blaming

If you need to talk to someone, Call RAINN's 24/7 

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE

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