Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Promise Me Happy” as Want to Read:
Promise Me Happy
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Promise Me Happy

4.71  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
I don’t know if it’s possible for people to change, not really. The way you’re made up, the important stuff, I reckon you’re born with that . . . when it matters, when it really matters, we are who we are.

Nate’s had it tough. An abusive father. His mother dead. He’s done things he regrets.

But he’s never met anyone like Gem. She’s a tiny piece of wonderful and she’ll change
...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2019 by Penguin Books Australia
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Promise Me Happy, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Promise Me Happy

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-37
4.71  · 
Rating details
 ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
C.G. Drews
i'm beginning to have a deep mistrust of books with "happy" in the title...because they never end up being. 😫💛This was a really sweet and lovely surprise of a book. I hadn't heard of it before I picked it up and it turned out to be this slowly unwinding Aussie contemporary about a boy fresh out of juvie and bearing bruises on his soul for his past (some his fault, some not) and left with an uncle who doesn't know him. Or want him. They're in this dusty little fishing village and Nate's character ...more
Margie
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was so good. Loved the characters so much. Henry was just adorable. And really great how the love story didn't do the 'boy saves girl' thing. Gem was headstrong and sure about what she wanted. Feels galore.
Trisha
Thoughtful and full of feels.
Greg
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is another gem from Rob Newton. An emotional read and like Robert’s other books, wonderfully difficult to put down.
Paul Macdonald
rated it it was amazing
Jan 30, 2019
Mirelle
rated it it was amazing
Mar 15, 2019
Emma
rated it it was amazing
Feb 26, 2019
Rachael
marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2018
Meghan
marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2018
Pauline
marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2019
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2019
Amy
marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2019
chloe ✨
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2019
Cozy
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2019
Sofia Menendez
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2019
Shaila Furtado
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2019
Carlie Dann
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2019
Mandy
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2019
ky ☁️
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2019
jennie
marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2019
Gabrielle L
marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2019
Jess
marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2019
Lindsey Flower
marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2019
Tenille
marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2019
Miffy
marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2019
Rhianna Patrick
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2019
Jasmine
marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2019
Megan Weiss
marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2019
Leila
marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2019
Emily ~ breatheeasybooks
marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2019
Hannah
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2019
Sara Jovanovic
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2019
Sylvs (ThroneofShook)
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2019
Emily
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2019
Ayah Elbeyali
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
11 followers
Robert Newton works as a full-time firefighter with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. His first novel, My Name is Will Thompson, was published in 2001. Since then he has written four other novels for young people, including Runner, which was published by Penguin in 2005. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and three daughters.