I picked up Some Kind of Happiness when it came out, read the first page, and quietly put it away. The style was so perfect and wonderful — and so close to how I wanted to write my next book. I didn’t want to be influenced too much by Claire Legrand’s style, and I wanted to enjoy it too!
I sent my newest draft to my agent, and then I picked this book right back up again!
I love the switch between big, luscious story and frustrating reality. Legrand also handles her characters like a master. I immediately connected with her characters; they felt undeniably real.
This book would be great for middle graders up through adults. It will spark discussion, and deals with themes of loneliness, depression, loss, and divorce, while also making us believe in something more.
For more about Claire Legrand, click here.
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