Published by Poppy on December 24th, 2013
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: borrowed from the library
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.
Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?
What starts off as a mistake, ends up as the cutest little love story that I read this year! I have to say that this is my favourite of Jennifer’s books. There was more of a story and not just any story, but one of those cutesy romantic stories that we all know and love. It involves a very lonely celebrity boy and your normal girl caught up in a cute little tale that makes me wonder if this could be based on a movie.
Ellie sees her self as normal, but when Graham appears and realizes she’s more than just a friend, all her doubts about herself simply melt away. That’s what I find astonishing in these books. That teenage girls need validation from boys to remind them of how truly special and amazing they are. We’ve all been there. And Ellie is no exception. I just loved Graham’s part in this book. He’s just so lonely and all you want to do is sit down and have a cup of coffee and hear him speak. Being a celebrity must be so lonely, and having someone to listen to you would probably do wonders. I love that Ellie isn’t self-obsessed about celebrities. I never understood it. They’re people doing their jobs and the right to privacy should be a given. It must be crazy to have to watch your every move when heading out the door.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a cute and light-hearted read. Naturally, their journey isn’t perfect, and the bumps and bruises along the way make it even better. Jennifer E. Smith, you got me hooked. Love the title too for it grabbed my attention!