So Happy for You review

So happy
So Happy For You by Celia Laskey
304 pages
published June 7th, 2022

*A PureWow Best Beach Read of Summer 2022*

A wedding weekend spirals out of control in this bold, electrifying, hilarious novel about the complexities of female friendship

Robin and Ellie have been best friends since childhood. When Robin came out, Ellie was there for her. When Ellie’s father died, Robin had her back. But when Ellie asks Robin to be her maid of honor, she is reluctant. A queer academic, Robin is dubious of the elaborate wedding rituals now sweeping the nation, which go far beyond champagne toasts and a bouquet toss. But loyalty wins out, and Robin accepts.

Yet, as the wedding weekend approaches, a series of ominous occurrences lead Robin to second-guess her decision. It seems that everyone in the bridal party is out to get her. Perhaps even Ellie herself.

Manically entertaining, viciously funny and eerily campy, So Happy for You is the ultimate send-up to our collective obsession with the wedding industrial complex and a riveting, unexpectedly poignant depiction of friendship in all its messy glory.

This book is WILD, and intense and sure is a RIDE. It’s very clearly about how intense The Wedding Industry is, with more emphasis placed on The Wedding Itself than on, you know, marriage. Some of the things that happen in this book kind of border on the surreal, and some things are so funny that you can’t stop laughing but afterwards you kind of go, “that wasn’t funny, that was horrific and a nightmare??”. Kind of a nightmare exhausting book! I really…. recommend it? But I do think you should read up a little on this book and kind of know what you’re getting into, which I don’t usually recommend. And dedicate Some Time to it. Four stars.

Bookshop link here.

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