Waiting on Wednesday: This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

My pick this week..."This is What Happy Looks Like" by Jennifer E. Smith
Expected Release Date: April 2, 2013

Another stand-alone book...this time a contemporary fiction pick.  I admit...the COVER really hooked me on this book :)  Who doesn't need a little "HAPPY" in their life?!   :)  Excited!!  ~Mrs. Beamer

From Goodreads:
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.


  1. Great pick! I'm excited to read this one as well. I also want to read Jennifer Smith's Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Both of her books sound wonderful. :)

    Pam @ jellylovesbooks

  2. I'm so happy to see more stand alones. I'm getting really tired of so many series books. I can't keep up with them all. Its too hard juggling those and the new releases which come out the following year. I'm not a huge fan of contemporary, but this year I've found a few a really have enjoyed. This one sounds like it fits my interests.

  3. I've seen this one a ton lately! Great pick, thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)