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 is the first book I have read by
Julie Israel. It is a beautifully written contemporary book.
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index is a moving story about grief, romance, friendships, forgivness and the daily rituals that get us through all of the above.
Juniper has a ritual were she writes down everything she liked or disliked about her day in her happiness index. It’s something her older sister Camilla suggested and is now a habit she can not let go of. They are now what gers her through her day and the only connection she has to her sister Camilla.
But when she loses one of her index cards, her world will be changed forever. It will take her on a journey of rediscovery and growth.
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index, touches on many issues, in particular the grieving process.
Friendship plays a large role in this book and demonstrates how important a strong and caring friendships is.
The secondary characters in this book are well developed, relatable and introduce their own variety of issues and themes.
Juniper Lemon, is a character filled with personality and flaws.
Her heart is most always in the right place, even when she makes questionable choices.
This is a beautiful story that will make you think about how important those in your life are.