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Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index
Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index | Julie Israel
29 posts | 19 read | 21 to read
Love Letters to the Dead meets The Sky is Everywhere in this upbeat story about an off-beat girl coping with grief over the death of her sister who discovers the miraculous ways your life can change when you think you're helping someone else. Sixty-five days after the death of her beloved older sister, sixteen-year-old Juniper discovers an unsent letter that Camie wrote on the day she died, addressed only to "You." Juniper is determined to honor her sister's memory and deliver the letter, except she has no idea who "you" is. The shock of her sister's secret relationship causes her to lose track of the sixty-fifth card in her Happiness Index--a ritual started by sunny Camie--in which Juniper is supposed to log something positive each day. It's the ritual that's been holding Juniper together since Camie's death, and without that card, there's a hole. Plus, this particular card contains Juniper's biggest secret. Juniper's search ends up taking her on a heart-opening journey that changes not just her life, but the lives of several classmates who are struggling too--the anonymous author of a suicide note, a vandalizing guitar player with a troubled home life, and a boy with a secret even bigger than Juniper's. This is a smart, poignant, funny book guaranteed to make you laugh and cry--and maybe even take notes.
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Victoriahoperose
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I really related to this book a lot. I lost my sister when I was younger in an accident and I really felt what Juniper was going through. There was a desperate need to hold onto anything that could connect her with her sister that I really found accurate and true. At times sad and funny, this is well written and has a deep meaning.

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Whatannareads
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TrishB Best of luck with all your future plans 😘💕 12mo
Whatannareads Thank you @TrishB 😘 😊 x 12mo
AmyG Wishing you all the best. 12mo
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What I liked:
The first half of the book
The friendships!
Brand. At least until after the New Year's chapter. Then, he just seemed to do a 360 and was almost scary angry.

What I didn't like:
The second half of the book left me wanting more, as well as the family scenes.
I wished we'd had found out who You was and to get a scene when Juniper finds out.

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kymmiesreads
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I have wanted to read this book since it came out and now I finally have it. 😆 I‘m half way through it and it‘s so amazingly good! ❤️😍❤️ Check it out! I‘ll give a spoiler free review when I‘m done ✅

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rhiannebrownbread
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It‘s my birthday! I‘m 21!! I love how my best friend gets me a book off my amazon wish list for every occasion. So cute ☺️ having a lovely day so far, I‘m ready to slay later at my party with all my family friends! #ya #newreads #yareads #birthday #21 #present #yay #litsyreads #youngadult #ireadya #litsyya

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Rachiiebookdragon
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Loved this beautiful book and its story 5/5

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Purrfectpages
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Silentbeauty
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This was a lovely quick read - one those books who have characters so endearing that you just don't want to leave them. I loved it!

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ABrakes85
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Reading a sneaky few chapters before the holiday rush starts 🙊

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butternutcupcakes
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My favourite book that I've snuggled up with all winter. Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index had me hooked from the get go and I loved every moment spent in Juniper's head as she struggled with her grief after the loss of her sister. Loss, love, friendship, family. This book had it all.

I'm amazed that this book is a debut novel. It was so well written and I couldn't put it down. I adored every minute

⭐️4.5/5

#ya #youngadult #favouritereads

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butternutcupcakes
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Bookish.leigh
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Msmithbooks Hey! I'm a book blogger and I'd love it if you would check out my blog and follow it if you like ☺️ https://bibliobakes.com 2y
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KimmyM
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This was really good!!! Really sweet and I loved the characters.

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KimmyM
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View from my couch. I'm spending the rest of my long weekend here with my books! Happy Sunday!

emilyhaldi Pretty!! 2y
Bookcation74 I 💗that bike print! 2y
KimmyM Thanks @emilyhaldi and @Bookcation74 ! We received the bike print as a wedding gift a few years ago and I love it so much! 2y
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KimmyM
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Kicking off my long weekend reading with this! I'm trying to get through some of my library books (why do all the holds come in at the same time???)

peaknit It's like a library conspiracy to get us to read quicker! 2y
KimmyM @peaknit I think you're right!! I'm such a mood reader so I struggle when I have so many library books checked out 😅 2y
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LifeIsAPageTurner
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I'm thinking about starting my own #HappinessIndex which I don't believe is the same as a #GratitudeJournal

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abbeysbooks
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Here was my attempt at the 2017 Booktubeathon! I didn't go as well as I hoped, only finishing one book, but it was still fun to try! I read a lot more than I normally would in 1 week, and it was a lot of fun ☺️
Did you have a go in this year's Booktubeathon? How many books did you read? 📚

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AmyLarge
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Wow! Socked in the heart with a truck load of feelings! I had to wipe a little tear away as I was finishing this in my OFFICE AT LUNCH! A really inventive, creative masterful story about how, even the space left behind, the sheer absence of something, is important. If you like John Green, or if you have ever attempted the 100 Happy Days challenge, or if you just want a lovely read that will make you sad but glad to be alive, this one is for you.

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mylifeinbooks23
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I'm going to start Juniper Lemon today. I've heard good things about this so I'm looking forward to reading it.

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abbeysbooks
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Recent book buy! I'm so excited to read this while taking part in the annual BookTubeAThon! This was their book pick for this year and it sounds really good! ☺️💕
#juniperlemonshappinessindex #julieisrael

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Librarylady
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Just starting this book while at my sister's for the night. The kids are using the slip'n'slide which means I can relax on the deck with a book. This is a super cute YA debut novel. Perfect for a summer evening

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Yawednesdays
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Part The Sky is Everywhere with a modern day Marcus Flutie/Jordan Catalan floating around. This is a book full of wonderful character development and lush prose.

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mylifeinbooks23
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I received this in the mail yesterday. It follows Juniper as she comes to terms with her sister's death. I think.

I love this cover. It's so pretty 😍😍😍

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jojoartsy
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Hello to all of you!!

While I'm trying to figure out how all of this works I'd like to get to know you!

Well this is me, with one of my favourite books.

Place a random fact about yourself in the comments and let's get to know each other!!

#book #juniperlemonshappinessindex #reader #bookstagram #contemporary #ya #yalovin #reading #bibliophile #letsgettoknoweachother #bookstagram #bookish #booklove #bookaholic #goodreads #epicreads #mybooks

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. We're the most positive, tight-knit, passionate bibliophile community you'll meet. Careful: this'll take over your life. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 3y
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MLRio
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Look what I spotted at B&N! Get your hands on this poignant and charming YA debut 🍋 #JuniperLemon #YA #debut #newreleases

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Missusb
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Got two books on the go. #buddyreading #ninalacour with my friend Clare, and #previewing #julieisrael for #RSO they have both sucked me in. #twobooks #currentlyreading

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MLRio
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I don't often read YA, but I'm so glad Julie let me adopt one of her travel-worn UK galleys. This book is smart, funny, and poignant, and manages to take on everything from first love to first loss without trivializing the trials of being a teenager. Though some characters are familiar, they're never cliché, and the story's little mysteries kept me entranced until the very last page. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen Nice review 💜 3y
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MLRio
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An appropriate reading companion, I think. ☕️🍋 #tea #lemon #EarlGrey

MrBook My favorite!!! I love Earl Grey. Call me Picard, Jean-Luc. 😎👌🏻 3y
AlexMay With lemon I hope!! 3y
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MLRio
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Colorful book mail from Julie Israel! Can't wait to read 📚 #books #bookmail #ARC

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