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A 17-year old book lover from the Philippines just living a sedentary lifestyle reading books and writing reviews about them that no one reads. 

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Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1)
Veronica Rossi
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Book Review: This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

This is What Happy Looks Like - Jennifer E. Smith

My Actual Rating: 2.75 stars

First of all, I liked this book. But sadly, it just isn't my cup of tea. Some of the circumstances are way too far from happening in real life that I just read this for the sake of entertainment and no longer for my desire to live vicariously through the characters' experiences. You see, the plot sounds really good. Who wouldn't want to be exchanging e-mails with a celebrity, right? Even though, Ellie and Graham didn't know each others names in the beginning, their conversations were really worth continuing for. 

But as the story progresses, there was something that lacked. I wish this was done in the first person narrative and maybe in that way, I could've empathized more with the characters. Maybe I wouldn't have seen Graham and Ellie's struggles so trivial. 

What saved this book for me was that Graham and Ellie weren't the typical lovers who couldn't get their hands off each other. Their kind of relationship is what I would've wanted for myself, too. From those months spent emailing each other, they managed to know and talk about everything about each other. I liked that.