Imagine Us Happy

Imagine Us Happy

Some love stories aren't meant to last. Stella lives with depression, and her goals for junior year are pretty much limited to surviving her classes, staying out of her parents? constant fights and staving off unwanted feelings enough to hang out with her friends Lin and Katie. Until Kevin. A quiet, wry senior who understands Stella and the lows she?s going through like no Some love stories aren't meant to last. Stella lives with depression, and her goals for junior year are...

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Title:Imagine Us Happy
Author:Jennifer Yu
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:1335015361
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Imagine Us Happy Reviews

  • Jessica Jeffers
    Sep 16, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

  • Kelly Hager
    Nov 17, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

  • Thomas
    Nov 08, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

  • TL
    Sep 23, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
    Dec 15, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

  • Heather
    Sep 25, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

  • Susie
    Aug 13, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

    I can't say I loved this book. I didn't. But I had a visceral reaction to it. I also don't know if i'll end up reviewing it. ...

    This book honestly blew me away. Even though a lot of the experiences of the main character are totally different from anything I?ve ever been through, I connected to her emotionally really strongly. The writing style, on a sentence level, didn?t quite wow me enough for me to g...

    This is one of the most intense reads I have had in quite some time. One of the lead characters is super intense on his own, but the whole experience of this title was just edgy and intense from moment one! I really enjoyed the experience of the protagonist...who is NOT strong or parti...

  • Kimberley
    Nov 06, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

    I can't say I loved this book. I didn't. But I had a visceral reaction to it. I also don't know if i'll end up reviewing it. ...

    This book honestly blew me away. Even though a lot of the experiences of the main character are totally different from anything I?ve ever been through, I connected to her emotionally really strongly. The writing style, on a sentence level, didn?t quite wow me enough for me to g...

    This is one of the most intense reads I have had in quite some time. One of the lead characters is super intense on his own, but the whole experience of this title was just edgy and intense from moment one! I really enjoyed the experience of the protagonist...who is NOT strong or parti...

    I loved this book so much because it is so different from everything that I see in YA. It focuses on an abusive relationship which I have never read about before in YA. Of course, there are unhealthy relationships, but nothing like this. It reminds me so much of Why We Broke Up by Dan...

    4 Stars, RTC 6/3/18 ...

    tired: i ship stella with kevin wired: i ship stella with happiness inspired: i ship stella with HERSELF.... YEAH SELF-LOVE BABY ok but this book.... wowza! we have a very little amount of young adult books that explore toxic relationships AND depression AND are done well so this ...

    Note: I received a copy of Imagine Us Happy by Jenny Yu via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Before I start, I would like to mention that this book focuses on some heavy material. Our main character & a secondary character suffers from depression, and there are mentio...

    "Imagine Us Happy" is one example of how damaging it is to attach yourself to a co-dependent person. Particularly if you have not learned how to manage your own emotions in a healthy manner. Yu starts at the end, and works back to the beginning, of Kevin and Stella's relationship. ...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Oct 26, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

  • Becca
    Oct 22, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

    I can't say I loved this book. I didn't. But I had a visceral reaction to it. I also don't know if i'll end up reviewing it. ...

    This book honestly blew me away. Even though a lot of the experiences of the main character are totally different from anything I?ve ever been through, I connected to her emotionally really strongly. The writing style, on a sentence level, didn?t quite wow me enough for me to g...

    This is one of the most intense reads I have had in quite some time. One of the lead characters is super intense on his own, but the whole experience of this title was just edgy and intense from moment one! I really enjoyed the experience of the protagonist...who is NOT strong or parti...

    I loved this book so much because it is so different from everything that I see in YA. It focuses on an abusive relationship which I have never read about before in YA. Of course, there are unhealthy relationships, but nothing like this. It reminds me so much of Why We Broke Up by Dan...

    4 Stars, RTC 6/3/18 ...

    tired: i ship stella with kevin wired: i ship stella with happiness inspired: i ship stella with HERSELF.... YEAH SELF-LOVE BABY ok but this book.... wowza! we have a very little amount of young adult books that explore toxic relationships AND depression AND are done well so this ...

    Note: I received a copy of Imagine Us Happy by Jenny Yu via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Before I start, I would like to mention that this book focuses on some heavy material. Our main character & a secondary character suffers from depression, and there are mentio...

  • Sionna
    Feb 02, 2019

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

  • Kayleigh
    Oct 12, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Oct 16, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Sep 28, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

  • Karen Reed
    Sep 07, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

  • Camryn
    Nov 30, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

  • Sophia Alexis  Books
    May 31, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

    I can't say I loved this book. I didn't. But I had a visceral reaction to it. I also don't know if i'll end up reviewing it. ...

    This book honestly blew me away. Even though a lot of the experiences of the main character are totally different from anything I?ve ever been through, I connected to her emotionally really strongly. The writing style, on a sentence level, didn?t quite wow me enough for me to g...

    This is one of the most intense reads I have had in quite some time. One of the lead characters is super intense on his own, but the whole experience of this title was just edgy and intense from moment one! I really enjoyed the experience of the protagonist...who is NOT strong or parti...

    I loved this book so much because it is so different from everything that I see in YA. It focuses on an abusive relationship which I have never read about before in YA. Of course, there are unhealthy relationships, but nothing like this. It reminds me so much of Why We Broke Up by Dan...

    4 Stars, RTC 6/3/18 ...

  • Manon
    Oct 22, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

    I can't say I loved this book. I didn't. But I had a visceral reaction to it. I also don't know if i'll end up reviewing it. ...

    This book honestly blew me away. Even though a lot of the experiences of the main character are totally different from anything I?ve ever been through, I connected to her emotionally really strongly. The writing style, on a sentence level, didn?t quite wow me enough for me to g...

    This is one of the most intense reads I have had in quite some time. One of the lead characters is super intense on his own, but the whole experience of this title was just edgy and intense from moment one! I really enjoyed the experience of the protagonist...who is NOT strong or parti...

    I loved this book so much because it is so different from everything that I see in YA. It focuses on an abusive relationship which I have never read about before in YA. Of course, there are unhealthy relationships, but nothing like this. It reminds me so much of Why We Broke Up by Dan...

    4 Stars, RTC 6/3/18 ...

    tired: i ship stella with kevin wired: i ship stella with happiness inspired: i ship stella with HERSELF.... YEAH SELF-LOVE BABY ok but this book.... wowza! we have a very little amount of young adult books that explore toxic relationships AND depression AND are done well so this ...

    Note: I received a copy of Imagine Us Happy by Jenny Yu via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Before I start, I would like to mention that this book focuses on some heavy material. Our main character & a secondary character suffers from depression, and there are mentio...

    "Imagine Us Happy" is one example of how damaging it is to attach yourself to a co-dependent person. Particularly if you have not learned how to manage your own emotions in a healthy manner. Yu starts at the end, and works back to the beginning, of Kevin and Stella's relationship. ...

    I was provided an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Trigger Warning: depression, self harm, toxic relationship Stella has had a hard year. She hasn't been feeling well and spent the summer in a camp for adolescents with mental health issues. But now, that's ove...

  • ANNA
    Jan 27, 2019

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

    I can't say I loved this book. I didn't. But I had a visceral reaction to it. I also don't know if i'll end up reviewing it. ...

    This book honestly blew me away. Even though a lot of the experiences of the main character are totally different from anything I?ve ever been through, I connected to her emotionally really strongly. The writing style, on a sentence level, didn?t quite wow me enough for me to g...

    This is one of the most intense reads I have had in quite some time. One of the lead characters is super intense on his own, but the whole experience of this title was just edgy and intense from moment one! I really enjoyed the experience of the protagonist...who is NOT strong or parti...

    I loved this book so much because it is so different from everything that I see in YA. It focuses on an abusive relationship which I have never read about before in YA. Of course, there are unhealthy relationships, but nothing like this. It reminds me so much of Why We Broke Up by Dan...

    4 Stars, RTC 6/3/18 ...

    tired: i ship stella with kevin wired: i ship stella with happiness inspired: i ship stella with HERSELF.... YEAH SELF-LOVE BABY ok but this book.... wowza! we have a very little amount of young adult books that explore toxic relationships AND depression AND are done well so this ...

  • Jada
    Aug 14, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

  • Laura
    Jan 24, 2019

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

    I can't say I loved this book. I didn't. But I had a visceral reaction to it. I also don't know if i'll end up reviewing it. ...

    This book honestly blew me away. Even though a lot of the experiences of the main character are totally different from anything I?ve ever been through, I connected to her emotionally really strongly. The writing style, on a sentence level, didn?t quite wow me enough for me to g...

  • Olivia Noack
    Dec 22, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

    I can't say I loved this book. I didn't. But I had a visceral reaction to it. I also don't know if i'll end up reviewing it. ...

    This book honestly blew me away. Even though a lot of the experiences of the main character are totally different from anything I?ve ever been through, I connected to her emotionally really strongly. The writing style, on a sentence level, didn?t quite wow me enough for me to g...

    This is one of the most intense reads I have had in quite some time. One of the lead characters is super intense on his own, but the whole experience of this title was just edgy and intense from moment one! I really enjoyed the experience of the protagonist...who is NOT strong or parti...

    I loved this book so much because it is so different from everything that I see in YA. It focuses on an abusive relationship which I have never read about before in YA. Of course, there are unhealthy relationships, but nothing like this. It reminds me so much of Why We Broke Up by Dan...

  • liz
    Jul 20, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Mar 31, 2019

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

    Really realistic and gritty and sad and funny. Really enjoyed this book ...

    Wow. Do not read this and expect to sleep after. This book is intense. I've read many YA books dealing with mental health and this one sticks out as a harder one to read but also a really important , realistic one. Stella, the MC and narrator is in her junior year and has been deal...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Imagine Us Happy is the story of a toxic/mentally abusive relationship between two teens with depression. Stella and Kevin are both living with depression and both dealing with it in different ways. Stella isolates herself as...

    I can't say I loved this book. I didn't. But I had a visceral reaction to it. I also don't know if i'll end up reviewing it. ...

  • Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice)
    Oct 20, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...

    This was an impulse grab at ALA, and like many of my impulse grabs, it ended up being one of the best books I've read. There are a lot of books about teen relationships that break up because one person is abusive or maybe just a jerk. Stella isn't awful and neither is Kevin. They'...

    *I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* This book took me a fair amount of time to get into because I'm one who is always looking for a Happily Ever After and this book tells us from page one, that the romance isn't going to be happy. It has...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen and Jennifer You for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. My rating is actually 4.5/5 stars, but since there aren't half stars I always round up. Imagine Us Happy tells the story of two teens who are navigating l...

  • BookHugger
    Jan 03, 2019

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

  • may ❀
    Apr 09, 2019

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Aug 09, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

  • Viola ☾
    Nov 27, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

  • Cabell Edmunds
    Aug 07, 2018

    It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around. Some of you might know that I am really, really into books about 1) depression, and 2) toxic parental relation...

    This story is heavy and deals with a lot of toxicity and abuse, so please know that going into it. I?ve heard a lot of friends say the synopsis made them think this book was about depression, and it is, but if you?re someone who?s triggered by abusive scenarios (especially emotio...

    Wanted to love this one but ended up liking it. In her sophomore novel, Jennifer Yu portrays a painfully raw relationship between two teens living with mental illness. When Stella first meets Kevin, their relationship sets off sparks. It's sexy, quirky, and all-consuming. But when Kevi...

    exploring toxic, unhealthy relationships is such a difficult task for a writer to do but im so impressed with how this book handled it the story starts off with the main character speaking to the reader, telling them that this isn't a cute, happily-ever-after type of love story. she...

    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Trigger warnings (view spoiler)[talk about toxic relationships, mental health issues, self harm mentioned (hide spoiler)] Well,this was... something. Sounds bad? Good? In-...

    There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues?such as Silver Linings Playbook?that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand what it?s like to have that men...

    I received this book from a goodread?s giveaway and I have to say I loved this book. It touched on different issues like toxic relationships, mental health, and the importance of friendship. The story made me laugh, cry, and scream because I became so frustrated. I could relate to th...

    In the very beginning of this book, we are told that she doesn't "want to disappoint anyone in search of a happy ending," and she wasn't kidding. This was a toxic love story, and a subtle caveat of how quickly something seemingly beautiful can unravel. ? Pro: What stood out for me...

    Stella begins an unhealthy relationship with Kevin, causing a rift with her two best friends when she ignores them for him. At home, her parents fight. Then Stella and Kevin break up and her parents announce they?re divorcing. The End I think Jennifer Yu?s books aren?t for me....

    ,,People are complicated. They can be full of love one moment and full of anger the next. Beautiful and ugly at once, kind and cruel in turns. And the worst part and the best part about loving someone is learning that they're no exception.'' Wow. This book was amazing! I loved how w...

    Wow. This wasn?t my favorite book, just because it was so painful sometimes, but it was really impactful. I definitely did not expect to stay up all night because I couldn?t stop reading. Stella?s voice totally drew me in, even when she was making bad decisions. And, as thing...

    4.5 stars. ?It doesn?t feel like I could ever be that off the rails again, even though I?m sure that?s how I felt before everything started going to shit the first time around.? Imagine Us Happy follows Stella, who is used to living with depression. Because of this, her...

    *I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway* Imagine writing a journal, putting it away for a year, then coming back, ripping out all the pages and making a story with the painful ending as the beginning. There's something unique about the characters in this book. Well, th...

    There are some books that come to you at the exact right point in your life and no matter the small flaws and the time jumps, you just have to rate it five stars because you're pretty sure it taught you something that will stick with you for the entirety of your life. So yeah, I lov...

    I liked that this book talked about the tough subjects in teenage life right now, such as mental health, self harm, and relationships, but it was a struggle for me to get through this book. It felt very slow at times. I also didn?t like how it jumped around past, present and future. ...