Some Kind of Happiness

· Simon and Schuster
10 reviews

About this ebook

Reality and fantasy collide in this “beautiful and reflective tale” (Booklist, starred review) for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia, about a girl who must save a magical make-believe world in order to save herself.

Things Finley Hart doesn’t want to talk about:
-Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they’re not.)
-Being sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer.
-Never having met said grandparents.
-Her blue days—when life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.)

Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents’ house and realizes the Everwood is real—and holds more mysteries than she’d ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn’t allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones.

With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she’ll first have to save herself.

Ratings and reviews

10 reviews
September 8, 2022
I read this book when I was thirteen and that's when the pandemic started, and everyone including me were taking online classes, and for me it was very difficult. I thought I would never pass that year, and even had suicidal thoughts and I did SH.(2 years clean!)I was failing almost every class and my parents were thinking of taking me to therapy and putting me on medication because of how bad it was. Fortunately, they never did it, but I did have to attend summer school. When I read this, I related to Finely so much, and the way she felt was exactly how I was feeling at the time, and it kind of gave me hope that I wasn't alone, and that it was nothing abnormal and it was okay to feel that way. Thank you so much Claire Legrand❤
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Señor Diablo
April 27, 2023
this is a deep story that helped me understand that accepting my flaws is a part of who I am. that it is okay to feel the way we do. it is a great read for those who have trouble accepting their own flaws or to ask for help when needed.
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- SwanCake -
June 22, 2019
haven't read the ebook version, but I've read the hardcover. it's a beautiful book, and well written. Highly recommend it.
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About the author

Claire Legrand used to be a musician until she realized she couldn’t stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now Ms. Legrand is a full-time writer living in New Jersey. She has written two middle grade novels—The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2012, and The Year of Shadows—as well as the young adult novel Winterspell. Visit her at and on Twitter @ClaireLegrand.

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