Something Like Happy

By Eva Woods

Something Like Happy: A Novel by [Woods, Eva]

4 out of 5 stars

After Annie suffers from the most terrible loss imaginable, her life becomes one long day after another. She exists but doesn’t live. When her mother begins the descent into dementia, she finds her days spent at the hospital. What she doesn’t expect to find is Polly. Polly , with her colorful clothes and dynamic personality, swoops into Annie’s life like a gale wind force. Polly is at the hospital because she has a brain tumor and not much time left on earth but she wants to live that time to the fullest. Annie becomes a project of sorts for Polly. She wants to bring Annie back to life. What they both don’t know is just how much they will change each other’s lives.

There is something just so beautifully sad or sadly beautiful about this story. We all know Polly is going to die and I cried some good tears, let me tell you, but it’s the living that makes your heart soar. The cast of characters are all in need of something and watching them find it is truly wonderful. My heart hurt for Annie but watching as she came out of her shell was the best part of the book. I loved Polly and her devil-may-care attitude, she was fun, but Annie was really the heart of the book. One hundred days of their mission will be one hundred days that you will devour.  It’s got everything; love, friendship, laughter, tears and even the northern lights.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.

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