11 March 2013

This is What Happy Looks Like; Jennifer E. Smith

This Is What Happy Looks LikeThis Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

G sends an e-mail to the wrong person, Ellie, who responds because, well, she does. Suddenly there's a long-distance relationship growing over the next few months - and then things get interesting. Turns out that G is Graham Larkin a major teen movie star and his growing friendship with E leads him to suggest that the movie he's shooting be filmed in her small town in Maine. Once there, he looks for his friend, only she's not interested in a relationship with a movie star because of her past.

This is a relatively slight book, with nothing that really stands out except for the way in which it begins. The e-mail exchange is sweet and I wish we'd seen more of it, less of the in-Maine action; it's that exchange that makes this different from other teen romances. Having said that, this is perfect for readers of Sarah Dessen or Stephanie Perkins.

ARC provided by publisher.

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