Next Door to Happy for me had so much potential. I liked Violet and Reggie's friendship as they seemed to understand each other as well as having Mental Health representation but for me this was not enough. I felt that we were being shown that Violet's Mum had Anxiety but no background story and why were Violet's Parents being no longer together?
The same goes for Reggie why was his Mum being like a Helicopter Parent for him but for none of the other Kids got the same treatment. If this was all covered and the Page Count increased then this book would be something else and be a great conversation tool.
For all the above reasons I am giving Next Door to Happy 3 stars.