Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index

Title: Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index
Author: Julie Israel
Release Date:  May 30th 2017

Publisher: Kathy Dawsons Books
Pages: 320

Rating: *****

It’s been sixty-five days since the accident that killed Juniper’s sister, and ripped Juniper’s world apart.

Then she finds the love letter: written by Camilla on the day of the accident, addressed mysteriously to “You,” but never sent. Desperate to learn You’s identity and deliver the message, Juniper starts to investigate.

Until she loses something. A card from her Happiness Index: a ritual started by sunny Camie for logging positives each day. It’s what’s been holding Juniper together since her death – but a lost card only widens the hole she left behind. And this particular card contains Juniper’s own dark secret: a memory she can't let anyone else find out.

The search for You and her card take Juniper to even less expected places, and as she connects with those whose secrets she upturns in the effort, she may just find the means to make peace with her own.

This is a smart, funny, poignant book guaranteed to make you laugh and cry – and maybe even take notes. 

     This book is my new favorite book! I decided to read it for booktubeathon and I am so glad I did. This book was pack full friendship, overcoming loss, love and much more. I love that there were so many underlying messages like taking action when you know someone is thinking about harming themselves, about respecting someone's wishes and the internal conflict someone might go through when thinking about doing something against those wished because they could led to someone being harmed if those wishes are respected. There was diversity and the ending was just spot on. This book was executed in such an amazing way and had so many important topics rolled into it. The writer did an amazing job expressing the self conflicts and family conflict that happen when one loses a family member and also expressing what it's like for someone who has a friend who loses someone close. I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars because it was an incredible story!

Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index
By Julie Israel
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