Funny Story (Hardcover)

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Emily Henry did it again! Another beautiful rom-com book that fills the hopeless romantic in you. The book contains tropes such as fake dating, forced proximity, friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, and so much more. You see character development as well as realistic flaws within each of the characters. Funny Story was definitely one of my most anticipated books of 2024 and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

Three years ago, Daphne met Peter, they had a wonderful meet-cute, one that involved a flying hat. They eventually got engaged and Daphne followed her fiance to Waning Bay, Michigan. They built a new life where Peter’s life engulfed her own, her interpersonal ties within the city were limited to only Peter’s connections. Things were going fairly smoothly with each other until Peter and his best friend Petra left their current relationships for each other. Since Daphne was in a city where she knew no one and had no support she moved in with Petra’s heartbroken ex, Miles. They lived separate lives but both were wallowing in their pain. Daphne was preparing to move back to her hometown as soon as her major summer library event was over, 108 days. Miles, just living day to day, smoking pot in his room.

Their silent interactions ended the day that a wedding invitation arrived in the mail addressed to Daphne and Miles. Petra and Peter were getting married! Upset, both of them decide to go out and get drunk. In the morning Daphne realized that she had accidentally RSVP’d to the wedding and following a strange phone call, she had claimed that she and Miles were indeed dating. As the book continues, Daphne and Miles form a friendship that eventually grows into true feelings. Daphne also begins to learn that a lot of her life has been following others and she never had her roots planted anywhere. This realization caused momentary self-questioning and she then began wanting to learn more about herself.

This is a book that you can relate to which is difficult, especially in romance genres. All of Daphne’s personal struggles were ones that I have had and I appreciated reading about it. As I read, I fell in love with almost every character that I met. There are many moments where you, as the reader, begin to travel with Daphne and be part of her journey. When I finished this book it continued to play in my head on repeat for a week. I loved this book and I hope you will too.

— Bridget Keller

May 2024 Indie Next List


“If Emily Henry has thousands of fans, I am one of them. If Emily Henry has one fan, I am that one. If Emily Henry has no fans, I am dead. Daphne and Miles are the comfortable reliability of your dinnertime game show & the warmest quilt of eccentricities. A beautiful friends-to-lovers story.”
— Nyawira Nyota, Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC

Description


Named a Most Anticipated book of 2024 by TIME ∙ The New York Times ∙ Goodreads Entertainment Weekly ∙ Today.com ∙ Paste ∙ SheReads ∙ BookPage Woman's World ∙ The Nerd Daily and more!

A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.


Daphne always loved the way her fiancé Peter told their story. How they met (on a blustery day), fell in love (over an errant hat), and moved back to his lakeside hometown to begin their life together. He really was good at telling it…right up until the moment he realized he was actually in love with his childhood best friend Petra.
 
Which is how Daphne begins her new story: Stranded in beautiful Waning Bay, Michigan, without friends or family but with a dream job as a children’s librarian (that barely pays the bills), and proposing to be roommates with the only person who could possibly understand her predicament: Petra’s ex, Miles Nowak.
 
 Scruffy and chaotic—with a penchant for taking solace in the sounds of heart break love ballads —Miles is exactly the opposite of practical, buttoned up Daphne, whose coworkers know so little about her they have a running bet that she’s either FBI or in witness protection. The roommates mainly avoid one another, until one day, while drowning their sorrows, they form a tenuous friendship and a plan. If said plan also involves posting deliberately misleading photos of their summer adventures together, well, who could blame them?
 
But it’s all just for show, of course, because there’s no way Daphne would actually start her new chapter by falling in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex…right?

About the Author


Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy Place, Book Lovers, People We Meet on Vacation, and Beach Read. She studied creative writing at Hope College, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Find her on Instagram @emilyhenrywrites.

Praise For…


“When romance novelist Emily Henry releases a new book, it’s nothing short of a literary event. And this spring’s Funny Story — which has already been named one of the most anticipated books of 2024 by everyone from the New York Times to the Today show — is sure to be no exception... this sumptuous novel is Henry at her very best.”
Bustle

“Bestseller Henry takes on fake-dating in this equally poignant and charming tale of love after loss… Henry perfectly balances sorrow and discord with love and humor, and romance fans will appreciate watching the growth of the characters’ relationships and of Daphne as a person. This is a heartwarming take on summer love.”
Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593441282
ISBN-10: 0593441281
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English