This Is What Happy Looks Like
By Jennifer E. Smith
(Poppy, Hardcover, 9780316212823, 416pp.)
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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?
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City.
* "Engaging from the first page."
-VOYA, starred review
"Like Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (2012), this sweet novel has a premise worthy of the movies... [The] charming leads, smalltown backdrop, and absurdly romantic conceit will win hearts."
"Utterly convincing... a cast of vivid, sympathetic characters whose fate matters to readers and keeps them turning the pages."
"The blend of celebrity glitz and small-town coziness gives this summer love story a pleasant frame, and it will leave readers wishing for more time with this endearing couple as the sun rises on their last morning together."
"Ellie and Graham sustain a sweet and genuine romance. Their chemistry is undeniable, and readers will wonder about their love story long after the last page."
-School Library Journal
"Undeniable chemistry...Ellie and Graham's connection, 'like the pull of a magnet, powerful and inevitable,' lingers on beyond their wistful but optimistic goodbye."
-The Horn Book