Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW feature is:

Expected publication: April 2, 2013

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. (Goodreads)

Really, I didn’t even have to read the synopsis to know that this is a must-read for 2013! I absolutely adore Jennifer Smith’s debut The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (click for my review) and I’m DYING to get my hands on this one. This story sounds like a warm-n-fuzzy heart tugger  —  a perfect read for this YA contemporary romance addict!

What book are you anxiously waiting for this week? 

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12 Responses to WoW Pick of the Week (81)

  1. Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    Twitter: jeneaw0716

    What a cute cover. I love the sounds of this one. Nice pick.

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  2. Kristin @ My ParaHangover
    Twitter: myparahangover

    I LOVE it!!! I love quirky books like this – totally feeds my sappy side!!!!! I loved “You’ve Got Mail” – I bawled my eyes out at the end. I think I must go watch it again today 🙂 I’m adding this book to my must read list for next year just based on the synopsis, And thanks for reminding me that I still need to read Statistical Probability… I think it’s on sale at B&N right now 😉

    Thank you!!!!!
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  3. Bookish Brunette
    Twitter: bookbrunette

    Me too!!!! I’ve had my eye one this one forever!!! I can’t wait!!
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  4. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook
    Twitter: Quinn0611

    I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this book. I also love TSPOLAFS (such a long title!), and this one looks adorable. Plus, that cover!
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  5. Henry Circle says:

    I love the cover, the fonts, the title and the story concept! I’ll be reading this one, no doubt!
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  6. This has been on a couple today. The cover is adorable. I’m not a fan of contemporaries but I hope you enjoy it 🙂

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books
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  7. Kelsey says:

    I love the sound of this! Can’t wait to read it 🙂 Great pick!
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  8. fakesteph
    Twitter: fakesteph

    I seriously can not wait for this one!!!!!!
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  9. I haven’t even read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight but I WANT TO. There’s just something about Jennifer’s books that is so appealing! Awesome pick. 🙂
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  10. Ange/Libby Blog
    Twitter: marmaladelibby

    I adore this cover! It’s just so darn different and great! Fun pick! I have a feeling Rachel will LOVE this one! Happy reading Jen!
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