Tuesday, 25 February 2014

REVIEW: This is What Happy Looks Like

15790873This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Author Information: Twitter | Goodreads 
Publisher: Headline
Buy the Book: Barnes & Noble | Amazon
Summary (from Goodreads):
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?
Smith's recent Chick Lit has a cute and fluffy plot. It is about two random strangers who coincidentally communicated with each other through email. In their random conversations, both of them started to feel something. And when they finally meet, it seems that they can't be together because of fame and family.
Ellie O'Neill is a mundane girl from Maine who likes to stay on the sidelines. She loves poetry and works at at an ice cream shop so that she could pay for college. Graham Larkin is a world renowned superstar. He lives in a big mansion with his pet pig named Wilbur. They found peace and comfort when talking with one another. They are not your ordinary star-crossed lovers.
If I were asked why I loved this book, my answer would be: I loved this book because everything in it was properly explained. I loved how Graham and Ellie met and I loved how the book felt so realistic when in fact, this literary work is fiction. The issues and conflicts of the book were properly resolved and you'd really want more!  
I also loved the characters. Graham is such a loveable and thoughtful guy. He's not your stereotypical superstar who loves it when the world notices him. In fact, he despises attention. And Ellie! She is just so cute! She kind of reminds me of Merida from Disney's Brave because she's a smart, courageous and beautiful redhead. 
All in all, this book was amazing! I'm very impressed with Jennifer's writing skills in this book because I wasn't impressed with one of her past novels. I heard that she's going to publish another book this year! I'm so excited! 


  1. I didn't really like Smith's other book (The Statistical Probabilty of Love at First Sight) but this one sounds really interesting, and I will most likely check it out! Followed you, Ira! You finally made a blog! :)

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

  2. I totally agree with you on The Statistical Probability.
    I finally did :) Thanks for following!