This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of!
This Is What Happy Looks Like
By Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: April 2, 2013In 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?
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.
Oh. My. Goodness. A book like "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless In Seattle"? Give it to me now!!!!!!!! Not only did I love The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, but this book sounds absolutely amazing on its own. I love the whole idea of the online relationship that starts from an accidental email about a pig (what's the story behind the pig??). And Graham is my absolute favorite name ever (it's my bears name), so I know I'm going to really love the male lead of this book. Mmmm and he's a famous teen actor? And she has a major family secret? Seriously, someone give me this book now! I'm so sad it doesn't come out until April. APRIL! Boo :( I'm just going to have to dream about how amazing this book will be until I can get my hands on a copy....