This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

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Synopsis

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?
 

About Jennifer E. Smith

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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.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by Poppy. 380 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Get an early glimpse of the new book from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight.

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Publishers Weekly

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Like Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (2012), this sweet novel has a premise worthy of the movies. When a lonely teenage Hollywood heartthrob accidentally e-mails a 16-year-o

Mar 04 2013 | Read Full Review of This Is What Happy Looks Like

A Patchwork of Books

I only hope that children would find my books fun to read, which would encourage them to keep reading and seek out other books they would enjoy.

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The Daily Quirk

Most YA books that have a love story tend to either draw out the relationship between the characters so it takes the whole book for them to get together, or get them together right away and then throw a variety of dramatic complications at them.

Apr 05 2013 | Read Full Review of This Is What Happy Looks Like

Gr 8 Up—This well-crafted, character-driven love story opens with an endearing prologue told in emails. When 16-year-old Ellie O'Neill accidentally starts an exchange with a stranger, she doesn't expect their virtual conversations to turn into a romance. But over the course of a few months, that'...

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