The Queen’s Book Talk #9 : This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennif


Paperback, 407 pages
Publication date : December 24, 2013
ISBN : 9780316212816


If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?


My first book by Ms. Smith was The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and I loved it. I have high hopes for this one but unfortunately those expectations were not met. It was a bit too descriptive in the sense that everything is spoon fed to the reader. And I don’t like that. The book was thick but somehow it mainly consists of descriptions of everything and anything all at the same time. I think for this one less is so much more.

What I did love in this book is that I related so much to the feeling of talking to someone about anything and everything yet the person you are talking to doesn’t even know you and vice versa. I just like the anonymity and the feeling that you are not judged. I loved that Ellie didn’t fall inlove instantly with Graham just because he is an actor but yet craved for the guy she talked to on the emails.

One thing also that I didn’t like in this book was the Ellie and Quinn fight. I didn’t for all the love of what’s holy understand how immature Quinn is to get angry for that such little reason. If I were bstfriends would somebody I would understand that not all things about my bestfriend will be automatically told to me. He/she must have the freedom to share what he/she likes to share and not me forcing them to share to me.


In conclusion to this very short book talk I would like to give this book 3 stars because I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either.



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