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This Is What Happy Looks Like

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This Is What Happy Looks Like

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$8.99 US | $10.99 CAN
Available April 2, 2013

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  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Range: 12 & up
  • Grade Level: 7-17
  • Pages: 416
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316212830

  About The Book

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

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 from opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names, using instead their anonymous email monikers, GDL824@yahoo.com and EONeill22@yahoo.com.

Through a series of funny and poignant messages, Graham and Ellie make a true connection. However, revealing only the most insignificant details about their day-to-day lives, 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 Graham finds out that Ellie lives in picturesque Henley, Maine, perfect for the location of his latest film, 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'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 is What Happy Looks Like, a YA novel that delivers on high-concept romance and starred-review worthy prose.


* "Engaging from the first page." VOYA, starred review

"Like Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (2012), this sweet novel has a premise worthy of the movies... [The] charming leads, smalltown backdrop, and absurdly romantic conceit will win hearts." Publishers Weekly


Smith, Jennifer (1542607)

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City.

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