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This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  

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A winning combination of humour, heartbreak and romance make this a must read for fans of John Green - and lovers of Zac Efron films.

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Synopsis

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

If fate sent you an email, would you answer? It's June - seventeen-year-old Ellie O'Neill's least favourite time of year. Her tiny hometown is annually invaded by tourists, and this year there's the added inconvenience of a film crew. Even the arrival of Hollywood heartthrob Graham Larkin can't lift her mood. But there is something making Ellie very happy. Ever since an email was accidentally sent to her a few months ago, she's been corresponding with a mysterious stranger, the two of them sharing their hopes and fears. Their developing relationship is not without its secrets though - there's the truth about Ellie's past...and her pen pal's real identity. When they finally meet in person, things are destined to get much more complicated. Can two people, worlds apart but brought together by chance, make it against all the odds? Spanning one fateful summer, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel proves that life - and love - are full of unexpected connections and happy mistakes.

Reviews

Praise for Jennifer E. Smith:

'I gulped down this book like a glass of ice-cold water on a scorching hot day. If you don't read this book in one sitting there may well be something wrong with you... An absolute treat!' Cat Clarke

'The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a cracking read full of heart and humour. Hadley is a witty and charming protagonist and Smith's fantastic writing makes you believe that first love really can blossom in just 24 hours, even at 40,000 feet' The Bookseller

'I absolutely loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. I read it in one sitting and when I finally put it down I was beaming and a bit tearful...A sweet, charming, romantic book, it's begging to be turned into a film' Keris Stainton

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is sweet, tender and uplifting - everything you could want' The Bookette

About the Author

Jennifer E. Smith

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th October 2013

Author

Jennifer E. Smith

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www.jenniferesmith.com/

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780755392285

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