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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #40: THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 
This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting on... 

by Jennifer E. Smith
Expected release date: April 2nd, 2013
Published by: Poppy (Hachette) 
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Romance 


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 abou this 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 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 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. 

Why I'm waiting on This is What Happy Looks Like... 

It had me at the mentions of two of my most favorite movies ever!!!
I can sit here and watch "You've Got Mail" all. day. long.

And I am so very curious to know what Ellie's family is trying to hide from everyone...

And isn't the cover SO unique and incredible?!
Love the black/white with bit of yellow :)

Can't wait to read this one!

SO, what are you waiting for???


  1. This does look good. I love the cover.

  2. While I haven't seen the two movies mentioned in the synopsis, this book sounds utterly adorable!! I can't wait to read about what I'm sure is going to be a slow burning and cute romance, and to see if things really do work out between the two. Not to mention all these secrets! And I totally agree about the cover, it's definitely unique, and I love the touch of that bright yellow. I'm totally buying a copy of this book just to have that cute and optimistic cover stare out at me on my bookshelf. ;)

    Fantastic pick! <3


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