Something Like Happy

Something Like Happy

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Annie Hebden is stuck, until she meets the eccentric Polly Leonard. Bright, bubbly, intrusive Polly is everything Annie doesn't want in a friend. It's an unforgettable journey that will force Annie to open herself to new experiences. But then it becomes clear that Polly's about to need her new friend more than ever - and Annie will have to decide whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario :, Graydon House,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781525811357
Characteristics: 424 pages ; 24 cm

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SaccharineLove
May 11, 2018

I received this book as a Valentine's Day special where I only got a short description of the book without able to view the synopsis nor even taken a look inside the book as it was wrapped up with brown paper. I was skeptical this will be a good read but the description drew me in. I was quite surprised how much the book moved me and that the stories are so relevant to our everyday life that I was able to connect to the main character (Annie) quite well. Although the beginning is a bit dry and dreary, it does gets way better as it is near the end! I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a good laugh and just a bit of joy on their saddest days!

DPLaprilteenservices Mar 09, 2018

Nothing too challenging here, though as a new mom it was tough to read about the main character's primary trauma. A good fictional read for anyone who's taken a look at Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project.

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Butterfly121761
Jan 12, 2018

My difficulty was that it reminded me so much of Me Before You that it was hard to not compare and if you compare the two well this one isn't even close. The writing style at times was a bit juvenile and the story at times far-fetched, but all in all it was a good read and good story. Was kind of disappointed with the way Annie's mother's tale wrapped up it was just kind of like the story focused on her and Polly evenly throughout most of the book and suddenly she was kind of dropped and then picked up again and quickly summed up.
Very poignant author's note at the end.
Anyone who has a habit of thumbing to the back to learn about the author I'd recommend saving the author's note to the end where it is because it could be a spoiler for the book.

KHaney Nov 13, 2017

The Happiness Project meets Me Before You! Hilarious and yet deeply moving, so glad I read it.

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