Chick Lit

Book Review: The Best of Enemies

Book Review: The Best of Enemies
Author: 
Lancaster, Jen
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

I didn't like any of the characters in the beginning and almost put the book down and walked away. I am so glad I didn't! I ended up truly enjoying this book and the way the history of Jack and Kitty was revealed kind of slowly so you understood WHY they were the way they were. And it had a great ending!

Reviewer's Name: 
Krista

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: 
Perkins, Stephanie
Rating: 
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review: 

This is a cute story about a girl in her Senior Year of High School discovering the ups and downs of love. The beginning of the book isn't written as well as the middle of the book, and the ending is very cliche. But it was a pretty good read, likeable characters, and I would recommend it to any High Schooler looking for a fun read.

Reviewer's Name: 
Elizabeth

Book Review: Love and Other Four-Letter Words

Author: 
Mackler, Carolyn
Rating: 
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review: 

The thing about teen books, especially 'chick-lit' style books, is they all seem to run together. As I was reading this book, I realized that somewhere in my hazy pre-baby past, I'd already read this book. I could just barely remember it. It was like having deja vu while reading. But still it was good, even for the second time around.

Reviewer's Name: 
vfranklyn

Book Review: Girls in White Dresses

Author: 
Close, Jennifer
Rating: 
2 stars = Meh
Review: 

This was the blandest book I've read in awhile. The characters and situations were so similar and uninteresting that they were basically interchangeable. By the end of the book I couldn't have told you which character did what. Nothing of interest happened in the entire book. The writing was good enough, but man, boring!

Reviewer's Name: 
vfranklyn

Book Review: Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

Author: 
Fielding, Helen
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

Yay! I love Bridget. I can't help it. She has a special place in my heart. At times sad, at times frustrating, at times very funny, and completely full of heart, this book is the perfect homage to perhaps the most endearing heroine in chick lit.

Reviewer's Name: 
vfranklyn

Book Review: Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger

Author: 
Harbison, Elizabeth
Rating: 
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review: 

3 1/2 stars. As an Audrey Hepburn buff, I saw this as a modern retelling of Sabrina (well, more modern than the Julia Ormond version). With a couple of references to Ms. Hepburn in the book, this could have been intentional. I enjoyed reading about the work Quinn did with brides on finding their perfect wedding dress, even if it was unconventional. I also loved the daily challenges put forth by Quinn's friend Glenn - those were probably the best, and funniest, parts of the book! The main characters just fell a little flat for me.

Reviewer's Name: 
Krista

Book Review: Every Boy's Got One

Author: 
Cabot, Meg
Rating: 
1 star = Yuck!
Review: 

This book was like a Big Mac. You read it and feeling like hurling afterwards. It was a cheap ripoff of Bridget Jones (which I enjoyed), with the diary entries and the antagonism towards the male lead that eventually turns to love. Which means it's an even worse ripoff of Pride and Prejudice. Let me just say that guys do not in general care what kind of shoes a girl is wearing, unless they have a shoe fetish. Also, Wondercat seems 'Cathy' lame. All said, this is a lame lame lame book. Bleck.

Reviewer's Name: 
vfranklyn

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