Reasons to be Happy

Reasons to be Happy

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"Gripping! I was instantly swept away by Hannah's struggles and greatly inspired by her journey. This is a powerful book, and I recommend it for anyone who has ever worried about how to fit in."
-Kristina McBride, author of The Tension of Opposites


21. Cat purr vibrating through your skin
22. Jumping on a trampoline in the rain
23. Raw cookie dough
24. Getting yourself all freaked out after a scary movie
25. Dancing like an idiot when no one is watching

What happened to the girl who wrote those things? I miss that girl. She used to be bold and fun. Now she's a big chicken loser.
How could so much change so fast?
Let's see, you could be the plain Jane daughter of two gorgeous famous people, move to a new school, have no real friends, and your mom could get sick, and, oh yeah, you could have the most embarrassing secret in the world.
Yep, that about does it.
So, the real question is, how do I get that girl back?

Praise for The Blessings of the Animals:
"With subtle yet shimmering insight, Kittle explores the resilience of human nature."

Praise for The Kindness of Strangers:
"Kittle crafts a disturbing but compelling story...gripping read."-Publishers Weekly
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 281 pages
  • 135 x 192 x 20.07mm | 200g
  • Sphinx Publishing
  • Clearwater, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 1402260202
  • 9781402260209
  • 869,528

Review quote

"I originally read Katrina Kittle in 2006 when a friend lent me her adult novel The Kindness of Strangers. It was not my normal type of read, but I did like it. The author dropped off my radar for the ensuing years, but when I saw a book offered by her for a tour I decided it was about time I gave her another try. My opinion? If you have a teenage daughter buy them this book. I wish books like this were on my radar when I was younger, actually. I am not a teenage girl any more, but I can still relate to the struggles that Hannah is going through in this book. I actually think this is a good book for parents of teenage girls, to be honest. If not it is very plausible that they will react as Hannah's parents did when their daughters go through similar struggles. It is sometimes hard to remember just how hard high school can be on image and self-worth. I also must say just how much the descriptions of her bulimia freaked me out. I cannot even begin to imagine that much pain. The thing that I have been thinking about is my own list of 'Reasons to be Happy'. At the end of the book the entire list that Hannah comes up with is included and then the author includes a few of her own. If I were writing a list some of mine would be: 1.) Sunsets
2.) Reading a great book.
3.) My moment of coffee first thing in the morning.
4.) A cold beer after a long day.
5.) Beaches.
6.) Our wonderful history.
7.) Travelling.
8.) Road trips.
9.) Barbecuing.
10.)Great friends. Those are the first ten that popped into my head. What would some of your 'Reasons to be Happy' be?" - The Written World
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About Katrina Kittle

Katrina Kittle's reasons to be happy include 1.) her overflowing garden in Dayton, OH 2.) her fat cat Joey 3.) coffee 4.) dark chocolate 5.) zombie movies and 6.) starting every morning in her writing office doing what she loves most. She once had a goat under her bed in Ghana.
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Rating details

1,015 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 33% (337)
4 35% (356)
3 24% (246)
2 6% (56)
1 2% (20)
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