Sunday, June 16, 2013

Review: This is What Happy Looks Like

This Is What Happy Looks Like
Title: This is What Happy Looks Like
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Pages: 416
Publisher: Poppy

"Exactly. How can you know it makes you happy if you’ve never experienced it?”
“There are different kinds of happy,” she said. “Some kinds don’t need any proof.” 


   This is What Happy Looks like was a cute and enjoyable read and it is the perfect summer book for any teen girl. This book has a great plot line that any girl would dream of living.

   The story follows two main characters, Graham, a movie star who is every teen girls latest obsession and, Ellie a small town girl who loves poetry. These twos worlds collide when Graham by accident sends Ellie an email and soon they are having daily conversations and becoming closer then they ever thought possible. The catch is that Ellie has no clue that Graham is the Graham starring in all the latest movies. When Graham's latest movie starts looking for a new location to film he convinces them to go to Henley,Maine, Ellie's hometown, so he can finally meet the girl of his dreams. Once they meet up they start on a roller coaster journey together as they fall harder and harder for each other and discover new things about themselves and the world. But can Ellie deal with the spotlight that comes with being Graham Larkin's girlfriend?

   I think my favorite part of this book was where it took place. It all took place in a small town up in Maine. It was one of those towns were everyone knows everyone. It was full of little local stores and lobster boats and community traditions. I loved loved loved this town. I would of loved to live in a town like this growing up and it really added to the charming aspect of the book. 

   My favorite character I think was Graham he was probably the most complex of all of the characters and the most likable. I also really liked Graham and Ellie's relationship. Being totally honest though, besides the two main characters in the book none of the other characters really stood out to me. 

   The book was fast moving and in result kept me interested. I don't think this was a phenomenal book but it was pretty good. It was more of just a cute fun read for teenage girls. But I would recommend this for any young girls looking for a book to read this summer to pass the time under the sun.
4 Stars ****

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