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Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Poppy (Hachette imprint)
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
In This is What Happy Looks Like,
Jennifer E. Smith's new YA novel, perfect strangers Graham Larkin and
Ellie O'Neill meet—albeit virtually—when Graham accidentally sends Ellie
an email about his pet pig, Wilbur. In the tradition of romantic movies
like "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle," the two 17-year-olds
strike up an email relationship, even though they live on opposite
sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names.
a series of funny and poignant messages, Graham and Ellie make a true
connection, sharing intimate details about their lives, hopes and fears.
But they don't tell each other everything; Graham doesn't know the
major secret hidden in Ellie's family tree, and Ellie is innocently
unaware that Graham is actually a world-famous teen actor living in Los
When the location for the shoot of Graham's new film
falls through, he sees an opportunity to take their relationship from
online to in-person, managing to get the production relocated to
picturesque Henley, Maine, where Ellie lives. But can a star as famous
as Graham have a real relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And
why does Ellie's mom want her to avoid the media's spotlight at all
Just as they did in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,
the hands of fate intervene in wondrous ways in this YA novel that
delivers on high concept romance in lush and thoughtful prose.
I hope this will be as sweet and fun as The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was. :) It's an interesting idea, e-mailing the wrong person and continuing to talk with them.