Something Like Happy

Something Like Happy

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition
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"Annie's heart can't be broken--or so she thinks. After a series of tragic events tore a hole through the perfect life she'd built, there's nothing left to break. Jaded and alone, she's been sleepwalking through life, with a boring job, irritating roommate and serious binge-watching addiction. But she's okay with that--if you've lost everything, you've got nothing to lose, right? Polly is everything Annie doesn't need in her life--or so she thinks. But Polly is determined to finally wake Annie up to life. Because if having a terminal illness has taught Polly anything, it's that time is short. Too short to waste a single day, which is precisely why she wants Annie to join her on a mission. One hundred days. One hundred happy things. Annie's convinced it's impossible, but so is saying no to Polly. Now Annie's doing things, and saying things, and feeling things she hasn't felt in a very long while--if ever. Polly's convinced dancing in fountains and riding on roller coasters could heal Annie's shattered heart. But how can she possibly find happiness when letting people in means opening herself to more heartache?" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432845230
Branch Call Number: WOODS
Characteristics: 567 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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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.

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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