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Happy Place

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As someone who, for years, carried a weight of feeling like I would not be enough if I didn’t make the most of my parent’s sacrifices, this aspect of the book, while small, absolutely wrecked me.

this is like a larger issue relating to capitalism and triggering my fight or flight but not everything has to be mercenary.

I've worked so fucking hard on myself these last five months, Harriet, and I'm doing well" up until this point I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, I told myself that he was probably as miserable but this was the 4th time he asked if she's happy TOO. Miscommunication is a relatively common theme throughout the story whether it be between lovers or friends; some is minor but it is a major theme for Harriet and Wyn’s relationship. It's not what you think, I DO love Wyn, I think he is sweet and charming and vulnerable, and he absolutely loves Harriett, but the man could not muster up the strength to fight for her even ONCE this entire book! Harriet and Wyn are the perfect couple - they go together like bread and butter, gin and tonic, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. harriet and i mirror each other in so many ways, and reading it in words across a book made me feel so seen and comforted.

I appreciated that this was more nuanced and serious than just a "let's watch them get back together and swoon while they do" rom-com. I’ve been reviewing books for many years now, and over time I’ve become more jaded with each new release that has an overwhelming hype train behind it. Since her first day of freshman year at Mattingly College, when fate put her in a room with Sabrina Armas and Cleo James, they have been her best friends and surrogate family. the past chapters are shown to be harriet’s “ happy place” which is when her time is spent at a cottage in maine — an annual trip she takes with her boyfriend and best friends.i need to feel the connection between both characters, what made them fall apart and their journey finding their way back to each other, and i can say this book excelled at that. her love towards her friends, her thoughts about herself, her conflicting emotions towards her family, even down to her thoughts about her job made me feel so seen. It feels like a moment before a car accident, when the tires have started to hydroplane and you know something terrible is likely coming, but there's still a chance the tread will find purchase and you'll never know what agony you narrowly avoided. i think this book had a lot of potential, but i’m not the biggest fan of the way it was executed—hence my conflicting feelings.

This book deserves every bit of hype that it has and will receive, and it gives me a glimmer of hope that I can still find that magical feeling of finding a new book that becomes a part of your soul, one that you carry with you on the rest of your journey here on earth and becomes part of your personality on a permanent basis. Harriet is invited to her Happy Place, where she has spent her most meaningful, unforgettable, sentimental moments with her best friends Sabrina, a hotshot lawyer, and Cleo, an aspiring farmer. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.The narrative follows the group as they spend the week together at a holiday cottage in Maine, one last hurrah before the cottage they have loved for many years is sold. Noticeably absent this year is Harriet's fiancé, Wyn, for one very good reason: he is no longer her fiancé, and hasn't been for the last five months. Harriet me ha encantado, es una mujer fuerte e inteligente pero también alguien sensible con el corazón roto mientras intenta mantener a flote su vida como residente en un hospital y cumplir con las expectativas de su padres. note: i’ve always liked emily henry because she hasn’t fallen into the traps of other contemporary romance authors of trying to make inside jokes with all the so cute stuff that happens *gag* but unfortunately it started to happen here. It made me dislike Wyn idc he was too insecure and it being “it wasn’t you it’s me” is just something that I viscerally hate so much.

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