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This Is What Happy Looks Like

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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?

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 04, 2013 – 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-old girl in smalltown Maine, there is an immediate spark. Graham arranges to shoot his new movie in Ellie s seaside town, surprising her with his true identity and leaving levelheaded Ellie feeling wildly unbalanced. This is partly due to Graham s fame, but also because she fears the spotlight would expose a family secret. The cute, brief e-mails between Ellie and Graham showcase the rapid but authentic connection between them (putting aside that they would be far more likely to text each other in this situation). Because the book is told from both characters perspectives, readers will understand their vulnerabilities as they try to take their relationship into the real world. Ellie s family secret may not seem severe enough for the consternation it creates, and readers may be exasperated by the dramas that keep the couple apart. However, the charming leads, smalltown backdrop, and absurdly romantic conceit will win hearts. Ages 15 up.

Customer Reviews

So close to perfect!!!

Wow! I've read a few books similar to this one, but this one would have to be my favorite. I especially loved how you could easily relate to Ellie and even Graham. Definitely worthy of 5 stars.

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The only thing bad is that dang cost why that much

Love it

I need a sequel. Seriously I fell in love with the characters in the first few pages. I wanna see this book grow into something more(:

This Is What Happy Looks Like
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  • $8.99
  • Level: Grades 7-17
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romance
  • Published: Apr 02, 2013
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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