Don’t judge this book by its author, Molly Ringwald, an actress who reached stardom in the 80’s. You will find it is a terrifically captivating book in and of itself. And any skepticism concerning Ringwald as a writer will quickly vanish. Writing the novella as intermingling short stories really added to the genius of the work.
When It Happens to You starts with the marriage of Greta & Phillip – which soon falls apart. Each subsequent story, written in beautiful prose, interconnects with the first in some fashion following the lives, loves, hopes, and shattered dreams of Greta & Phillip.
The author really expressed the thoughts and feelings of the characters. Although the stories were short, each was long enough to engross you in the lives of each character and make you wonder at the end of the book, what happened to them.