This Is What Happy Looks Like

This Is What Happy Looks Like

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"Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names. What's more, Ellie doesn't know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn't know about the big secret in Ellie's family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing"--
Publisher: New York : Poppy, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316212823
Branch Call Number: YAF SMITH, JENNIFER
Characteristics: 404 p. ; 22 cm.


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Sep 11, 2018

Graham and Ellie were just mere strangers before Graham accidentally sent her an email about his pig named Wilbur. The two then continue their conversation, which leads them to a deeper relationship. Little did she know, Graham was actually a popular actor that was coming to her city for a shoot. When they encounter each other in real life, Ellie is intrigued yet reserved. She fears that being with a movie star will expose a secret her family has been keeping, but she can’t help but feel a connection between the two. This was a lighthearted and sweet novel about love and secrets. The two main characters are charming and relatable, and they are even more so together. I was engaged throughout the whole novel and the ending made my heart melt. The email interactions between the two were also a nice touch. Rating:5/5
@Iron_Rose of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jun 23, 2017

pretty good book! kind of cliche but normal for a comfort book. i think the author shows talent in the actual WORDS she says more than the STORY/PLOT of the words.

Aug 22, 2016

Cute and lighthearted teenage romance and coming of age story in today's world.

Apr 02, 2015

I felt like this book needed something more to keep me interested in the characters and the plot. I finished the book but it didn't really grab me and I felt myself hoping for something more interesting to happen.

May 13, 2014

I love this book. This was the first book of hers that I have read and now im reading her the first book of hers.

EyeForDesign Feb 13, 2014

I expected this to be cheesy, but by the halfway point I began skimming and felt I really didn't miss much. Predictable and improbable. I enjoyed the quirky e-mails, but wish there was more of that than the rest of the cheesy plotline.

Nov 20, 2013

I love everything from the format to the tale itself. This is a too cute, age appropriate love story for all ages especially young readers.

Oct 13, 2013

This books was amazing. I loved how they both first e-mailed for a while, then afterwards met while he was in her home town. Such a good romantic book for any teenage.

azamaisha Jul 23, 2013

I didn't enjoy this book at all...I guess it because of the slow start.I wouldn't recommend this book

ChristchurchLib Jul 02, 2013

"An accidental email kicks off a surprising relationship between small town poet Ellie and movie star Graham in this winsome love story. Some teen girls would be ecstatic to learn that the charming (if anonymous) guy they've been bonding with over email is actually a famous teen heartthrob. But when Graham shows up at Ellie's door, Ellie is stunned, and afraid that the paparazzi who follow Graham will expose her family's scandalous secret. Combining endearing, authentic characters with celebrity drama, this sweet, thoughtful novel will win the hearts of teen romance fans." July 2013 Teen Scene newsletter

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Jun 23, 2017

By chance, a rich city boy (graham) types in the wrong email address and starts talking to a small town girl (Ellie) who has big dreams and small pockets. they hit it off and soon start sharing secrets and stories without even knowing who is on the other end of the conversation. When Graham comes to Ellie's hometown, him being a movie star is not the only shock but her feelings are also unexpected. Drama, laughs, tears and movies make this book an exciting love story like no other.
Lights, Camera, Happy.


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