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I just finished it and oh, this was a journey I cried, I was melancholic, I was happy I loved how it deals with mental health so it s not a light read but it s still positive. Such a beautiful book to start the year off with It s impossible to not fall in love with the characters, and the story is beautiful and inspiring from start to finish. A very impressive debut novel, that delves into mental health and some other issues, while also being a journey of trying to rediscover yourself It s the story of Lizzie and Roman who were incredibly close when they were teens, until Roman just disappeared out of her life 13 years ago She has had no clue where he is, but out of the blue she recieves a letter that leads her to search for him.Within this search as readers we are treated to chapters dealing with events 13 years ago, which were ve A very impressive debut novel, that delves into mental health and some other issues, while also being a journey of trying to rediscover yourself It s the story of Lizzie and Roman who were incredibly close when they were teens, until Roman just disappeared out of her life 13 years ago She has had no clue where he is, but out of the blue she recieves a letter that leads her to search for him.Within this search as readers we are treated to chapters dealing with events 13 years ago, which were very interesting, especially the time they both spent in The Grove I found it surprisingly fast to read, and it was very hard to tear myself away from the story at times I have a feeling that elements of this book will be staying with me for a while, which is always a sign of a good book in my eyes Thank you to Orion and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily Lizzie James is happy She has a steady office job with a steady stream of tray bakes , has had the same best friend since secondary school, and she sees her family every Thursday night for take away and TV On the whole she s happy Or somewhere close to it, anyway Until a letter arrives one day from her best friend, Roman A letter dated 12 years ago, the exact day he went missing Who sent her the letter, and what happened to Roman SUCH A GOOD BOOK I honestly could not put this book down I Lizzie James is happy She has a steady office job with a steady stream of tray bakes , has had the same best friend since secondary school, and she sees her family every Thursday night for take away and TV On the whole she s happy Or somewhere close to it, anyway Until a letter arrives one day from her best friend, Roman A letter dated 12 years ago, the exact day he went missing Who sent her the letter, and what happened to Roman SUCH A GOOD BOOK I honestly could not put this book down I was enjoying it so much It s mystery crossed with a love story from the past The book bounces from present day to stories from Lizzie s teenage years, giving you insights into her relationship with Roman You will honestly get invested in everyone s life including mean Aunty Shall.OMG SHE S AWFUL I was a little disappointed by the ending, but only because it s not necessarily your traditional ending in many ways that s all I ll ay without giving away too much Tackling mental health, drugs and a whole lot of family stress, it s so raw and real that it is the perfect modern day book.If you re looking for a new book to read that mixes love and a bit of mystery, on an adventure to reconnect with a long lost love, then this is the next book for you [ E-PUB ] ☢ Somewhere Close to Happy ♶ Lizzie has just received a letter from her first love, Roman The thing is, Roman went missingyears agoA laugh out loud funny yet heart breaking novel about first love and second chances, with a satisfying mystery at its heartLizzie James is happy She has a steady office job with a steady stream of tray bakes , has had the same best friend since secondary school, and she sees her family every Thursday night for take away and TV Granted, some members of her family she d rather not see, and they definitely don t want to see her after what happened back then but on the whole she s happy Or somewhere close to it, anywayUntil a letter arrives one day from her best friend, Roman A letter datedyears ago, the exact day he went missingIt brings all her painful memories flooding back the new school she had to go to when she was ill, losing her beloved granddad, Hubble, and then losing her first love As Lizzie uncovers the secrets of the letter, she starts to discover what really happened the year her life fell apart and all avenues lead back to RomanWho sent her the letter, and what happened to Roman Perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern, Jojo Moyes, Giovanna Fletcher and Kate Eberlen s Miss You This is a novel you won t soon forget There was so much to love about this book, from the intriguing premise to the warmth and sensitivity of Lia s writing, which reminded me of Jojo Moyes As an 80s kid, I loved the 90s references and the laugh out loud humour throughout The characters were hugely relatable and I found myself willing Lizzie on, on her own personal journey, as well as in pursuit of answers regarding her friend, Roman The denouement, although not what I expected, was beautiful, honest, real and will stay with me fo There was so much to love about this book, from the intriguing premise to the warmth and sensitivity of Lia s writing, which reminded me of Jojo Moyes As an 80s kid, I loved the 90s references and the laugh out loud humour throughout The characters were hugely relatable and I found myself willing Lizzie on, on her own personal journey, as well as in pursuit of answers regarding her friend, Roman The denouement, although not what I expected, was beautiful, honest, real and will stay with me for a long time A hugely enjoyable and emotional read Thanks to Lia, publishers and NetGalley An unforgettable really charming and absolutely beautiful book that I completely adored I couldn t put it Down and I love everything about this book. See this review andat Lizzie James is happy.She has a steady office job with a steady stream of snacks , has had the same best friend since school, and she sees her family every Thursday night for take away and trashy TV Lizzie likes her uncomplicated life.Then a letter arrives one day from her first love, Roman A letter dated the day he disappeared, 12 years before As Lizzie uncovers the secrets of the letter, she discovers what really happened the ye See this review andat Lizzie James is happy.She has a steady office job with a steady stream of snacks , has had the same best friend since school, and she sees her family every Thursday night for take away and trashy TV Lizzie likes her uncomplicated life.Then a letter arrives one day from her first love, Roman A letter dated the day he disappeared, 12 years before As Lizzie uncovers the secrets of the letter, she discovers what really happened the year her life fell apart and all avenues lead back to Roman.Lizzie James thought she was happy, or somewhere close to happy, anyway Now she s not so sure Lia Louis debut novel tells the story of Lizzie, who has just received a letter from her old best friend, Roman Meyers The only problem is, Roman has been missing for the past 12 years, just vanished without a trace and without a word, something that has haunted Lizzie ever since.Both troubled teenagers at The Grove, a school and help facility for teenagers with problems such as addiction or violent tendancies, Roman was the first friend Lizzie made at the school and they were inseparable, much to the dislike of her father The only person in their lives who seems to understand the two is Hubble, Lizzie s beloved grandfather.But Roman has problems in his life that even Lizzie can t fully comprehend, issues that make it difficult for him to stay where he is.It is only when Lizzie receives the letter and decides, with the help of her faithful best friend Priscilla, to finally track Roman down, that she begins to figure out and understand just what happened to make him decide to run.The book tells us the story of Lizzie and her journey, and the events that happened when she was younger in a mixture of current day narrative and flashbacks to her teenage days It is well written and I didn t want to put it down because I was so eager to find outabout the characters, especially Roman I was willing Lizzie to find him and get their story back on track.It has a lot of humour, and some genuine laugh out loud moments, which is surprising given the at times sensitive subject matter Louis manages to tackle topics such as addiction, anxiety, depression, and abortion with great sensitivity, but she also doesn t shy away from them.It is a bittersweet book, with a surprising but perfect ending It really is a very promising debut novel, and I would absolutely pick up any other work by this author based on this book.It is due to be published in June 2019, and I would recommend anyone who is a fan of light literature, with a strong female protagonist to pick it up I received this advance reader copy from Netgalley on the basis that I would provide an honest review If you re reading this before picking up this book, consider yourself lucky, because you ve just won 4 hours of your life I cannot say it in any easy way STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK It really shows that writing a book does not make you an author.I want to say what is wrong with the book, but I don t know where to start It says the heart warming laugh out loud debut of the year and it is none of that except for the debut, but can t be of the year or the year should be sad for itself It s no If you re reading this before picking up this book, consider yourself lucky, because you ve just won 4 hours of your life I cannot say it in any easy way STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK It really shows that writing a book does not make you an author.I want to say what is wrong with the book, but I don t know where to start It says the heart warming laugh out loud debut of the year and it is none of that except for the debut, but can t be of the year or the year should be sad for itself It s not a love story, not a friendship story, not even a nice story or even a story for that matter It s a jumble of words that can t keep you focused for 5 minutes because nothing makes sense Why am I reading about both the present and the past, but none of it in order Why is the character built in half a book and not even then do I not know relevant things about their background that may have at least made me like them Why does the story come together as a bad puzzle where you just find random pieces, with no connection to anything from before And the worse part is I m to blame Why oh why did I trust a book with 135 ratings, which are probably all the author s friend because who else would be tricked to losing their time reading this waste of kb thankfully, I didn t buy the hard copy, so I m at least glad the trees were saved.I do hope the author goes on to study some writing courses because the world should not handle another of her books I found this touching and funny novel quite different to what I expected, I suppose I thought it would be a HEA romance book but actually it s very poignant, very funny and an accurate portrayal of being a young adult, making mistakes and going through life changing circumstances It covers many gritty topics such as loss, grief, mental illness breakdowns with accuracy and sensitivity, whilst maintaining the feel good light hearted fun of true friendships and the ups and downs of families I lov I found this touching and funny novel quite different to what I expected, I suppose I thought it would be a HEA romance book but actually it s very poignant, very funny and an accurate portrayal of being a young adult, making mistakes and going through life changing circumstances It covers many gritty topics such as loss, grief, mental illness breakdowns with accuracy and sensitivity, whilst maintaining the feel good light hearted fun of true friendships and the ups and downs of families I loved how excerpts of Roman and Lizzie s online messenger chats, voicemails, etc are dotted about at the end of chapters to give you that added insight in to what s happening and link back to this adventure starting from a long lost letter Atmospheric, nostalgic and heartbreaking, this is a book that leaves you with a little bit of extra soul at the end of it