Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
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?
If I had to choose one word to describe THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE, it would be: cute. Fantastically, adorably, cute. Jennifer E. Smith has this amazing talent of really making you believe in fate and chance and especially love.
I loved THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, but after some less than stellar reviews from other bloggers, my excitement dimmed a bit. However, I knew when I finished the first chapter, this was going to be another favorite.
A movie star, Graham Larkin sometimes just wishes he could get away from it all. At least after he meets Ellie in a twist of fate-a misspelled email address. The two begin talking and are quick to become friends. When Graham ends up in the little town of Maine where Ellie lives, they finally have an opportunity to meet in person, but will it be everything they imagined?
I loved Graham and Ellie so much. Their dynamic worked so well, they really complemented each other’s personalities and were so good for each other. In a contemporary YA, of course there has to be turmoil, so the two are split apart for awhile but the book did not lose its pace. For over four hundred pages, I never really felt a lull in the storyline.
The romance was, like I mentioned above, adorable. These two are like my new favorite couple, the way they talk to each other and feel about each other is really relatable, making you wistful of your own first love.
Like Smith’s other books, this one has somewhat of an open ending, but I have definitely come to appreciate those in her writing. They leave you smiling, and imagining any possibility you want to.
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