Review of Happy Again by Jennifer E. Smith

Published: 14th April 2015
Pages: 84


Ellie O’Neill and Graham Larkin fell hard for each other when a misspelled email address unexpectedly brought them together. Now, over a year has passed since they said goodbye with the promise to stay in touch, and their daily emails have dwindled to nothing. Ellie is a freshman in college and has told herself to move on, and Graham has kept himself busy starring in more movies, as well as a few tabloid columns. But fate brought these two together once before–and it isn’t done with them yet.


This is the short sequel to This Is What Happy Looks Like

Ellie and Graham live two very different lives. She’s a small town girl braving it at Harvard and he’s a big movie star who has his life splashed out in the tabloids. But together, they’re magic.

“Even before she saw the explosion of flashes at the far end of the block, Ellie knew somehow that he was there.”

With Ellie, being out of her comfort zone takes an awful lot of encouragement from herself. She would much rather be in bed with a good book than exploring the world but now, she has the chance to visit New York City. Ellie, as a character, is very relatable and that’s why I loved reading her point of view. So many girls at any age are able to pick up the short plot and think ‘yup, that’s me!’

“She was someone who had fallen in love with a movie star, even though it was a crazy thing to do.”

Despite the plot being short yet sweet, it was a really great narrative to read. Jennifer’s writing is just so easy to become captivated in. She’s definitely a Young Adult author who I don’t read much of but when I do, I just adore her work.

Twitter: @JenESmith