Lia Louis could give PS I Love You author Cecilia Ahern a run for her money with this funny and moving debut.
I thought it was both a funny and heart-warming story... Louis's is a bold, standout voice in the women's fiction genre and Somewhere Close To Happy deserves to be huge.
In her protagonist Lizzie, Lia has created a character whose journey and emotional depth is a triumph.
You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll love this warm and tender story.
Lia is one of those rare writers who manage to break your heart and mend it all at once. Somewhere Close to Happy is a gem of a book - funny, touching and true
Told with warmth, this is an enjoyable, bittersweet page-turner.
Honest and brave, Somewhere Close to Happy is a thought-provoking, beautifully observed study of love and real life, social issues and mental health
I loved it. I want more. It is just exquisitely written. So tender and packed with emotion but also great humour. It deserves to soar.
Beautiful, raw, emotional, gripping. Roman and Lizzie will burrow into your hearts and never leave.
Oh my god, I LOVED Somewhere Close to Happy. It made me cry several times but was also really funny. It is so incredibly good.
This book is beautiful. The writing is generous and kind and funny. I fell in love with the story and the characters, it made me feel hopeful, and I cried. Lia is such a talented, wonderful writer.
A wonderfully written, funny and moving debut with an intriguing mystery at its heart. I laughed, cried and was completely swept away by Lizzy and Roman's story. Unforgettable.