Book Review: This Is What Happy Looks Like // This Book Is The Opposite Of What Happy Looks Like

This is What Happy Looks Like
By: Jennifer E. Smith

60% out of 100
Teen Book
404 pages

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?

What I Thought:

There wasn't a lot that I disliked about this book, but a lot of mediocre. 

What I Actually Liked:

Ellie- Her Unique Flair, How Ellie was close to her mom, Her love for poetry, and her Attitude and outlook on life

How Quickly I could read this, the small town setting, and how everyone knew everyone

The emails in between the chapters- made the story go by even faster, and were cute

The Writing Style- Was cute and made me feel like I enjoyed the story, but I really didn't. Also made the story go by fast.

What Was "Eh":

Graham- He was flat and bland. He also fell too easily.

The plot, the pacing, and overall lack of a story and point to the story.

Little to no character development took place. 

Summary of My Review:

Would not recommend unless all you are looking for is a book you can read quickly. This books has very few good things that are important to a story and a lot of "meh" things. I read this quickly and thought I enjoyed this while reading it, but did not like it after finishing. This books has lots of holes and missing things.


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