Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kim Strong is a girl that I think I'd be friends with. She reminded me a LOT of myself. Working to get by, despite being bored to tears at my job, and kind of drifting along, not allowing anything to change. She also can hold a grudge, much like me, and cherishes her closest friends above all else, again like me. Seriously. This book was like reading a what if I'd actually moved to New York after college like I had planned.
This was a really fun story. I enjoyed the dialogue, the misadventures, and the complete change that Kim went through. I feel that's the mark of a good story: How the main character changes over the course of the entire story. How they grow, how their opinions change when given new information.
Kim's high school nemesis wrote a book, and it was a book that everyone had so far adored. Kim, a well-known chick lit blogger is reluctant to read it, as she had so many bad memories of this Queen Bee from high school. We've all been there, I'm sure. We always hope our high school enemies end up penniless in the street (Just me? Moving on...). With the push of her new boyfriend, Nicholas, and the pestering of her sister, Erin (who is obsessed with this person), she reads the book and much to her chagrin, she likes it.
This is where it really started to hit home. This is where it really started to click with me, and that's what I love about certain books: When I find the main character completely similar to where I am in life, and I learn something new about myself, as well. Bravo.
I really enjoyed this book. If I like I book, it doesn't take me long to read it. This one took me a few days (which is normal for me. I work a LOT), but I found myself picking it up every chance I got. That's definitely the mark of a good book in my opinion.
I did receive this book as an ARC, but the opinions are completely my own.
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