Monday, November 6, 2017

Review: Something Like Happy by Eva Woods

Hello readers,

A couple of weeks ago I had a surprise ARC of  Something Like Happy by Eva Woods in the mail. So thank you to Harper Collins for providing me with a copy.

Something like happy seemed to be marketed as one of those 100 Days to Happiness contemporary reads to me. It however turned out to be something absolutely magical in a pretty unique way.

One day while visiting her mother in hospital Annie meets Polly, a colorful and extremely positive person who Annie, who in general has given up on life and who drowns herself in self pity, thinks she doesn’t need (or want) in her life. However Polly attaches herself to Annie making it her personal matter to get Annie to live her life to the fullest because no one knows how long you have to live and no one knows this better than Polly.

“This is life” was something I kept thinking while reading this. Ups and downs, no sugar coating things. This is real or at least it could be which in my case made me first of all fall in love with the characters. Secondly I couldn’t put this down. I got emotionally attached to this novel. I laughed, I cried. It truely spoke to me and teached me a lot. Because it is true - we all are going to die someday. It could be in 50 years but it could also be tomorrow, which is why we should do everything to make our life worthwhile. This book is full of hope, happiness and sadness (because that’s how life is).
I honestly love this book and it is my absolute favorite of the year.
Yes it had its tiny little flaws, like picking up on cliches, but I felt it fit in. I felt it was needed.

Fast paced, intriguing, amazing characters, a read that made me experience all the emotions at once. I rated this 5 out of 5 stars and would absolutely recommend it.
Thanks again to Harper Collins for providing me with an ARC.

I hope you enjoyed this review and I will be back soon with another bookish post.

Take care,
­čôÜ Nadja

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