Book Review–This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith



This is the 44th book from my 114 in 2014 Reading Challenge.


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This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Published January 1st, 2013 by Headline


If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?




If you’re looking for a great summer read, check this one out.

While this book has interesting and vibrant characters, a fun plot, and a cute romance that begins on the interwebs, the setting was my favorite part. It felt real and very much like a place I would like to visit. Even though I already want to visit the state the book takes place in (Maine), I think this book has made me want to go even more.

I liked the little twists and turns with not only the relationship, but also with the characters themselves. Having experienced online-to-offline relationships myself, it was very easy to both connect to the characters and also find it realistic. Having the main character be someone famous was icing on the cake.

I’ll definitely be checking out Jennifer E. Smith’s other book.









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