Better than they look

I thought this would be an icky, fluffy, sappy romance novel from the cover. I mean--look at it--huge romantic moon, clinching couple, and a perfect tree.  But what I got was two complex characters (Jonah, and Brighton) with interesting back stories, and a friendship turned romance.  So yes, the romance is there, but it's not the same old, same old.  

One night can change how you see the world. One night can change how you see yourself.

On her birthday, Minerva, a 16-year-old singer/songwriter, hears from the father she has never known and her placid life is turned upside down.  

Get Happy is a quick read, interspersed with song lyrics/poems that are written by Minerva during some of her down times, or times of great contentment.  While not a stand out novel for me, it was a good exploration of removing oneself from the mire of complacency. Minerva realizes that the adults around her aren't perfect, and she must figure out who she will be when she strikes out on her own.  The journey can be painful, but bright spots along the way can ease the hurt, on the way to maturity.  

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