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This is What Happy Looks Like

This is What Happy Looks Like
Jennifer E. Smith
Headline, 2013
Audience: All Teens
Source: My Own Bookshelf

From Goodreads:
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?


I really enjoyed The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, so I was super excited to read this one. Unfortunately, I just got around to reading it.

It was cute and predictable. The premise was a little unrealistic but I could totally see a teen girl loving this book. As an adult reading this, all I could think was, “There is so much going on!” The “You’ve Got Mail” start to their romance, the fact that the guy was a star, the girl’s background, the part with the boat (very Gilmore Girls)... it was just a bit much for one story. It was well-written and I liked it, but it wasn’t my favorite. It would have been a fantastic beach read for a light teen romance fan.


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