Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet -- albeit virtually -- when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an email about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two seventeen-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship, even though they live on opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first name.
In a witty and unforgettable correspondence, Graham and Ellie share details about their lives, hopes, and fears. But they don't tell each other everything: Graham doesn't know the secret hidden in Ellie's family tree, and Ellie is unaware of Graham's life in the spotlight.
When Graham seizes an opportunity to spend time in Ellie's tiny hometown of Henley, Maine, he takes their relationship from online to in person. But can two people from such different worlds be together despite the odds stacked against them?
Spanning one fateful summer, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel proves that life -- like love -- is full of unexpected connections and happy mistakes.
* "Engaging from the first page."
—VOYA, starred review
"Like Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, this sweet novel has a premise worthy of the movies...[The] charming leads, smalltown backdrop, and absurdly romantic conceit will win hearts."
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between, The Geography of You and Me, This Is What Happy Looks Like, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. She earned a master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. She currently lives in New York City.