Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: This Is What Happy Looks Like

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Pub. Date: April 2, 2013

Goodreads says, "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. Through 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 Angeles. 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 costs?"
*This book had me at its comparison to You've Got Mail and Sleepless in both of those movies!  Let me know what you think. 


  1. This looks amazing!! This is the first I have heard of this one, so thank you!!

  2. I loved You've Got Mail and while I think teens text more than e-mail these days, I think this sounds like such a fun book! I hadn't heard of it before but it is going on my TBR list. Great pick!

  3. Cannot wait to read this one! It's definitely going to be one of my big beach reads next year. OMG - I am thinking about beach reads already!!

  4. I want to read that book too.

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  5. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sure sounds interesting.

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  6. SQUEEEEEEE! I didn't even know this book existed! I LOVE The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (whew!), it was freaking adorable! Omigosh, this books is going on my TBR RIGHT NOW!

    Sorry... just a bit excited :P

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  7. This sounds so sweet and I love the cover.

  8. I can't wait for this one either! I love Jennifer, her writing is always amazing! Great pick!

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  9. YESSSSSSS! ME TOO CHRISTINA! This just sounds so darn cute and for some reason the famous-person-falls-in-love-with-a-normal-person trope always appeals to me, like Notting Hill or The Prince and Me. So cute. They just make me happy:) I'm also super curious about what family secret Ellie has that her mom would want her out of the spotlight so desperately. Awesome choice!

  10. I am ridiculously excited to read this one! I really enjoyes The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

    And yes, You've Got Mail - one of my favorite movies!

  11. I love both of those movies, so I'll definitely have to check this one out. Great pick!

  12. I cannot wait for this one! I am so upset that I have to wait until April for it. This is actually on my short list for WoWs but I'm going to wait a few more weeks. Awesome choice!

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  13. I want this book too!! Great pick! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!


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