Publisher: Poppy (Little Brown and Company)
Expected Publication: April 2, 2013 (taken from Amazon)
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 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.
I DARE ANYONE TO TELL ME THAT THE SUMMARY IS NOT UTTERLY INTRIGUING AND AMAZING! It makes me want to read the book NOW!! It totally captured my attention, nice job, Poppy! Usually when I see books, my first step is to check out Goodreads to make sure the book has some good reviews but with this book, I would definitely buy it immediately without checking anything.
The cover is just too cute for words and I love how they continued the same cover trend of Jennifer E. Smith's previous novel, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (and it seems, the trend of long titles too which I think is very unique.) Side by side, these two books will look absolutely terrific! I love the red and yellow pop of colors in both books. But really what makes this an auto-buy is the summary. It's just so fantastic! I love contemporary. I love romance. And I just love how cute Jennifer E. Smith's novels sound (though I have yet to read any of them. Yup, I suck).
Just like 2012, my most awaited book for 2013 is by Julie James! It's called Love Irresistibly but we don't have a cover or a blurb yet but we do have a release date which is April 2nd, just like This is What Happy Looks Like! April 2nd is going to be a heck of a day for awesome books :D
Also, my dad adores Sleepless in Seattle. He watches it every time it comes on TV and I started watching it with him too♥
It's such a great movie!
What do you think of the cover? Do you love it as much as I do or are you not a fan of all things cute? Thanks for stopping by.