Read as an eARC. Much thanks to NetGalley, Harper Impulse and Killer Reads for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.
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‘How is it possible to be happy and sad at the same time? Because that’s what I’m feeling today. Like there’s a black cloud over everything. But then you just made me laugh. Which just feels weird.’
📖 Blurb via Goodreads📖
Jade is just trying to get by. She doesn’t want to talk about it. She doesn’t want a fuss.
But one day she meets Nick and everything changes.
Out of the most difficult of situations, Nick and Jade’s friendship grows into something both of them never knew they needed.
Jade used to be sure that she was better off alone. But could it be that together, with Nick by her side, she can start to feel something like happy again?
🖋 About the Author: Sasha Greene
Sasha Greene is a romance writer and lives in beautiful Scotland. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: General Fiction with a little Romance.
📚 POV: Alternating first person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
⚠ Content Warnings: Depression. Suicide. Cyberbullying. Bullying.
Something Like Happy is a simple book about ordinary people with ordinary lives trying to live a good life while managing mental health struggles. It tells the story about Nick and Jade in a way that is easily relatable and feels very real, like they are a personal friend or acquaintance.
Nick was planning to jump off a bridge when he was interrupted by Jade. Jade was able to talk him out of it and challenging him to complete a Happy List, which is basically like a bucket list but for simple, ordinary things that will make you happy but you might forget to do every once in a while.
Their friendship grows, and is promising to grow into something more. But Jade has her own dark past and own pain to deal with which might hinder her into committing to a relationship. Will she fight when she is starting to feel something like happy.
“She would tell her to go for it. To not be afraid. To fall in love . But it wasn’t the love she was worried about, it was the loss on the other side of it.”
I personally have no qualms with this book except for the fact that the alternating POVs switch with no warning. No page breaks and no chapter breaks and sometimes in every paragraph. I hope the final work will be cleaner, as I have received an uncorrected proof.
All in all, still a good story and a great attempt for mental health awareness.
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☁FINAL VERDICT: 3.18/5 ☁