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This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
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I'm a bit late reading this one, but I don't care. At first, I wasn't there for this book. The description seemed promising, but as I read the first few chapters it didn't seem like it would live up to my hopes. The characters, Graham and Ellie, meet after an accidental email, and continue to email each other. The description calls the following correspondence "witty and unforgettable". That may be true for the characters, but not for any reader. They hype up the emails and the fact that they don't know each other - but that part is quickly resolved. They sort of skip over it all, doing a time jump when the first actual scene happens. And not long after that first scene happens, do they meet and find out who each other are. But despite the initial fast paced events, I continued to read and I liked it. As a romantic and entertaining novel it didn't have to work that hard to keep my attention. One disappointment I do have though is the lack of Quinn, Ellie's best friend. Despite this being a romance book, I expected more than a brush over of Quinn and Ellie's relationship. It was made up for though, with development in family themes. In short, if you're looking for a cheesy YA romance book, this one's for you.

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Reading Progress

September 18, 2018 – Started Reading
September 18, 2018 – Shelved
September 18, 2018 – Finished Reading

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