Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (79)

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

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.

Release date: April 2, 2013 (Poppy)

I adore contemporary YA and this book sounds like something I would love! The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight didn't completely blow me away, but I still really enjoyed it and am anxious to see how this book will be. Plus comparisons to You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle don't hurt! 

What are you waiting for?

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  1. I haven't read he Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, but I ordered it a couple of weeks ago. Fingers crossed the book arrives one of these days!! Can't wait! :)

  2. This sounds pretty good!
    I eventually decided not to read Statistical Probability because of the reviews -it didn't sound like it was what I expected - but i love this kind of epistolary romance :D

  3. I can't wait for this book, either! It looks really cute.


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