Funny Story by Emily Henry

“Funny Story” by Emily Henry Penguin Random House SAEmily Henry’s “Funny Story” is a delightful romcom that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. With its light-hearted tone, witty banter, and lovable characters, this book is a perfect escape for anyone seeking a fun and heartwarming read.

I am highlighting a few themes that I really enjoyed:

  • Character Chemistry:
    Miles and Lucy’s chemistry is electric. Their banter crackles with wit, and their interactions are both hilarious and heartwarming. As roommates, they navigate the complexities of fake dating, and their contrasting personalities—Miles’s charm and Lucy’s relatability—create a delightful tension. You’ll find yourself rooting for them to realize their feelings for each other.
  • Setting:
    Picture this: a cozy apartment with mismatched furniture, fairy lights, and a view of the city skyline. It’s the perfect backdrop for Miles and Lucy’s unfolding romance. But it’s not just the apartment—the beach scenes are equally captivating. The crashing waves, warm sand, and salty breeze make you feel like you’re right there with them.
  • Trust and Healing: Both characters are healing from heartbreak. Miles, with his guarded heart, learns to trust again. Lucy, with her vulnerability, finds solace in unexpected places. Their journey toward healing is beautifully portrayed

“Funny Story” by Emily Henry Roelia Reads Penguin Random House SA Book Review

  • Self-Discovery: Lucy’s self-awareness and growth are refreshing. She’s flawed, relatable, and unafraid to confront her own insecurities. As readers, we witness her transformation—a reminder that it’s okay to be imperfect.
  • Opposites Attract: Miles and Lucy couldn’t be more different, yet their differences complement each other. Their contrasting personalities lead to some of the book’s most memorable moments.
  • Miles: The Ultimate Book Boyfriend:
    Miles is more than just a charming love interest. He’s genuine, kind, and refreshingly self-aware. His vulnerability makes him irresistible. Prepare to swoon over his witty remarks and heartfelt gestures.
  • Writing Style:
    Emily Henry’s prose is like a warm hug. It’s smart, delightful, and sprinkled with humor. She captures the essence of falling in love—the butterflies, the uncertainty, and the joy—in a way that feels authentic.
  • Plot Twists and Cheesy Moments:
    Yes, there’s a guaranteed happy ending (it’s a romcom, after all!), but the journey is what makes it exciting. Unexpected twists keep you turning the pages. And the cheesy moments? They’re like sipping hot cocoa on a chilly day—comforting and satisfying.

“Funny Story” is a gem—a fun, heartwarming romcom that leaves you with a smile and a craving for more of Emily Henry’s delightful storytelling. So grab your favorite blanket, pour a glass of wine, and immerse yourself in this charming tale!

Thank you to Penguin Random House SA for this gifted copy

About the book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.za/book/funny-story

About the author: https://www.emilyhenrybooks.com/


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