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Happy Place: A shimmering new novel from #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Emily Henry

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I wanted to be special, Harriet,” he says. “And since I wasn’t, I settled for trying to make everyone love me. I know how ridiculous that sounds, but it’s true. I spent my whole life chasing things and people who could make me feel like I mattered." wyn’s and harriet’s love for each other runs so deep and i just connected with them instantly. i felt everything they felt, making me want to jump into the book to just hug them. and the fact that wyn’s love language is physical touch adds even more to the tension >>>

Happy Place by Emily Henry - Penguin Books New Zealand Happy Place by Emily Henry - Penguin Books New Zealand

Some of the dialogue writing is really beautiful, EH does write really well but for some reason it comes across as trying too hard. The thing with Beach Read is, the flow of narration came so naturally. It's such a balanced book. The way I perceive it, EH has been trying to live up to that- which is imo not working for her.

this acts as my love letter to emily henry, love of my life, so if you’re not emily henry, then please continue on your way- The ‘Happy Place’ chapters felt like I was visiting a really happy and safe place, happy moments that these characters experienced where everything felt right in the world. i love a slut era as much as the next person but there’s a reason a slut era isn’t about finding love-

Happy Place: A Novel- Target Exclusive Edition by Emily Henry Happy Place: A Novel- Target Exclusive Edition by Emily Henry

there’s this unique connection i get from emily henry’s writing style that at this point should be studied. the way she not only describes feelings but gives me this ache that’s so deep and penetrating. it’s so tender omfg

Her stories have all felt magical to me. Bar You and Me on Vacation, but we’re not talking about that book. I love how this felt so slice of life. So vulnerable, so intimate and human and ordinary in a way that’s true to real life. I know I’m reading something wonderful when I find myself pausing, taking a moment to sit with the story and reflect on my own life.

Happy Place by Emily Henry: 9780593441275 Happy Place by Emily Henry: 9780593441275

This book could have been better if we had Wyn's POV. He obviously was struggling with depression, the loss of his father and his mother being diagnosed with Parkinson. We could have understood him more like this. But otherwise, he seemed indifferent about his relationship. the past chapters are shown to be harriet’s “ happy place” which is when her time is spent at a cottage in maine — an annual trip she takes with her boyfriend and best friends. I was afraid they’d ask me what went wrong, and no matter what answer I cobbled together from the rubble, they’d see right through it.Also his SISTER'S name was Michael ?? For half of the book I thought he was talking about his brother. Parth sounds like the Bengali word for fart so I couldn't take him seriously at all. (I'll have to confirm this with my parents tho).

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