This Is What Happy Looks Like

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
This Is What Happy Looks Like
"Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names. What's more, Ellie doesn't know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn't know about the big secret in Ellie's family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing"--

Publisher: New York : Poppy, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316212823
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Characteristics: 404 p. ; 22 cm.


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And last summer, I became a fast fan of Jennifer E. Smith I read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Geography of You and Me, and This is What Happy Looks Like, over two weeks and loved them all. They are fun, quirky romances where you are always rooting for the main charact... Read More »

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Aug 18, 2014
  • TOPGRADEMILK rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

i expected this to be cheesy and it was. the beginning was okay but when I got half way to the book i kind of skimmed because the book was predictable.

May 13, 2014
  • comer97 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book. This was the first book of hers that I have read and now im reading her the first book of hers.

Feb 13, 2014
  • EyeForDesign rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I expected this to be cheesy, but by the halfway point I began skimming and felt I really didn't miss much. Predictable and improbable. I enjoyed the quirky e-mails, but wish there was more of that than the rest of the cheesy plotline.

Nov 20, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love everything from the format to the tale itself. This is a too cute, age appropriate love story for all ages especially young readers.

Oct 13, 2013
  • mariathiessen rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This books was amazing. I loved how they both first e-mailed for a while, then afterwards met while he was in her home town. Such a good romantic book for any teenage.

Sep 04, 2013
  • kiki_kylan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

an absolutely adorable, amazingly awesome novel.

Jul 23, 2013

I didn't enjoy this book at all...I guess it because of the slow start.I wouldn't recommend this book

Jul 02, 2013

"An accidental email kicks off a surprising relationship between small town poet Ellie and movie star Graham in this winsome love story. Some teen girls would be ecstatic to learn that the charming (if anonymous) guy they've been bonding with over email is actually a famous teen heartthrob. But when Graham shows up at Ellie's door, Ellie is stunned, and afraid that the paparazzi who follow Graham will expose her family's scandalous secret. Combining endearing, authentic characters with celebrity drama, this sweet, thoughtful novel will win the hearts of teen romance fans." July 2013 Teen Scene newsletter

Jun 25, 2013
  • sportsbookspce rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome awesome awesome!! This book is sweet (there were many "awww" moments) but not too sweet because there was conflict. The emails that were at the beginning of the book got me hooked. I loved how every chapter there was an email to explain what just happened or what is going to happen. The characters, especially Ellie and Graham were very well written. This Is What Happy Looks Like is the perfect summer read.

Jun 19, 2013
  • k_t rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A perfect summer rom-com read. Not *too* sweet, and full of interesting characters with interesting conflicts. More intelligent than your average Hollywood rom-com, basically, but just as fun.

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