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Anonymous reviewed Ask Again Later on
Helpful Score: 8
The back cover says "Hysterical...A really great book." - John Searles, TODAY show. I guess I must be missing something because I could hardly get through the first fifty pages of this book. I didn't like the main character and her mother was even more annoying. I have too many good books waiting to be read - this one just wasn't worth the effort.
On the page for this book on PBS, there is one good review & one bad review; I feel like I need to break the tie! I 'm glad I didn't heed the negative review & skip this book, cuz I thought it was a good book. Not intense, not alot of characters, no deep story line, just a good story about a family & its quirks. I thought this book had some great one or two lines of insight, such as "when you don't know what you're searching for, its hard to know you've found it." I read it in a day or two and now I'm going to try another book by her. Enjoy!
Laugh out loud funny in some parts. A pretty good story but didn't really go anywhere. Anticlimactic at the end as well, it just sort of ends. She has a lot of issues and goes to a therapist and I found those parts strange and pointless.
i went to the domicile on the way to visit my mom (wondered if i'd received a layoff notice yet) and this was in my box from another fabulous flight attendant. i started it on bart and am going to read it...so far its pretty good, but the narrator is a bit immature. i feel like im reading a book narrated by a junior high student...
he book did get better and it got really good towards the end. the narrator got a bit less whiny, and the story- a girl in her late 20s who has commitment issues, a crazy mother who gets diagnosed with a lump and a father who reappears after having walked out on them 20 years ago- was a little endearing.
I had seen a couple of reviews claiming this book was hysterical, but I couldn't even finish 30 pages of it. It was slow, dry, and ultimately the most boring book I have attempted to read this year. I will not finish it.