This is What Happy Looks Like was such a fun read! I became a fan of Jennifer E. Smith after reading, or rather devouring, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (click for my review). I knew as soon as I heard she was coming out with new YA title that I must read it. Oh, and the cover, it’s freaking awesome.
Told in alternating perspectives between Ellie and Graham, This is What Happy Looks Like is a sweet romance between Ellie, a girl living in the Middle of No-Where, Maine, and Graham Larkin, a famous movie star and teen heartthrob, living in Middle of Everything, Los Angeles. I loved that this story was told in dual perspectives! I was able to quickly connect with Ellie, and I really enjoyed seeing what it was like for Graham to be famous… Where nothing is private, and how alone he felt even though he was admired by so many.
When Graham’s upcoming movie just happens to start filming in Ellie’s little town, they finally meet, and things get complicated… One of my favorite things about this book is that it’s set in a small tourist town in Maine. I could smell the sea, and picture the main street with its little shops. And seriously, I’m dying for a Lobster Roll, ice cream, and a long walk along its rocky beach right now.
If you’re a fan of young adult contemporary romance, then you don’t want to miss This is What Happy Looks Like!