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Happy Place – Emily Henry

Read if you love:

  • Friends Who Become Family
  • Mental Health Representation
  • Summer Homes

The Review:

You, you, you. 🩷 Harriet and Wyn have been broken up for several months, but somehow failed to mention this to their closest friends and family, but don’t worry, they have a plan in place to give Harriet “custody” of their annual friends’ trip in Maine. This will be the last trip to the Maine house; it will be sold soon. This house is Harriet’s Happy Place, where she always takes her mind back to in times of stress. Except this trip won’t be like the rest of the trips, and Wyn is coerced into coming. Now Harriet must spend the weekend in her Happy Place with her ex-fiancé who dumped her and never gave her any explanation!

I love Emily Henry’s writing style and depth of characters and relationships! I hope you will love this one as much as I did! And the bright pink of this book cover is just perfection! 😍😍😍

This particular section where Wyn describes his depression was so beautifully-written: “‘But it’s always been there. Making everything harder than it should be. It’s like…’ He scratches his temple. ‘In high school, I had this friend on the soccer team. And one day, after a game, he collapsed. His chest hurt and he couldn’t get his shirt off, but he wanted to because he couldn’t breathe, and we all thought he was having a heart attack. Turned out it was asthma. Spent like seventeen years operating on fifty-five percent lung capacity without realizing breathing just wasn’t supposed to be that hard. Starting antidepressants was like that for me. I felt like shit all the time, and then suddenly I didn’t. And all this stuff seemed possible for the first time. My mind felt… quieter, maybe. Lighter.’”

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