Review: Funny Story by Emily Henry

Emily Henry returns with another relatable, hilarious, and cathartic rom-com, centering on the challenges of forging friendships as an adult and the profound impact of familial ties on our identities. With her trademark smart and joyful prose, this book promises to delight readers on multiple levels, as all of Henry’s works tend to do.

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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.

Review of Funny Story by Emily Henry

Synopsis: Daphne always cherished the way her fiancé Peter narrated their love story: from their chance encounter on a blustery day to their move to his lakeside hometown. But his narrative took an unexpected turn when he realized he was actually in love with his childhood best friend Petra.

Now, Daphne finds herself in Waning Bay, Michigan, alone but for her dream job as a children’s librarian and a proposal to share a home with Petra’s ex, Miles Nowak. Miles, scruffy and chaotic, contrasts sharply with practical Daphne. Their relationship, initially distant, evolves when they bond over shared heartbreak and concoct a plan involving misleading summer adventure photos.

Yet, beneath the facade, Daphne wonders if she could truly begin anew by falling for her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex.

Review:Funny Story” offers a delightful twist on the conventional romantic comedy, infusing it with humor, heart, and unexpected turns. Daphne’s journey from heartbreak to self-discovery is both relatable and engaging, as she navigates the complexities of love, friendship, and identity. The dynamic between Daphne and Miles is refreshingly authentic, their banter and budding friendship adding layers of charm to the narrative. With its witty prose and clever plot, this novel is a captivating read that will leave you rooting for Daphne as she embarks on her new chapter, filled with laughter, adventure, and perhaps, even love.

About the Author: Emily Henry

Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers, People We Meet on Vacation, and Beach Read, as well as the forthcoming Happy Place. She lives and writes in Cincinnati and the part of Kentucky just beneath it.

Find her on Instagram @EmilyHenryWrites.

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