Book Reviews of Sammy's Hill

Sammy's Hill
Sammy's Hill
Author: Kristin Gore
ISBN-13: 9781401352196
ISBN-10: 1401352197
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Miramax Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a book for smart women who have a silly side. It's funny, quirky, ridiculous, and still educational. Sammy is the most neurotic main character I've ever had the pleasure of reading about, but I fell in love with her anyway. She's a do-gooder political crusader on a mission to find love and save the world. Kudos to Kristin Gore.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun, easy and entertaining read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Although it took me a little while to get into, I really enjoyed this book. The writing was well done and I found myself really connecting with the main character. There was a lot of political story lines, which unfortunately does not intrigue me much, but the book was a good read!
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Written from the point of view of someone who has "Been there - Done that" Ms. Gore has a wry sense of humor - reminds me a bit of Carrie Fisher with softer edges. All in all - a good book! What's next Ms. Gore?
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Really funny, engaging main character.
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Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.com

SAMMY'S HILL throws young and idealistic Sammy Jones into the fiercely competitive, smooth-talking, back-stabbing world of D.C. politics. While at times it can be a struggle just to keep her head above water, Sammy never wavers in her commitment to serving the public good and bringing about honest change through the democratic system.

Working as a domestic policy advisor for a U.S. Senator is by no means easy, but Sammy adores her boss and works her butt off to make sure that he has the best information possible to make decisions about health care policy. Sammy is on a quest to make health care affordable for all Americans, and she will do whatever it takes to pass the necessary legislation. Pulling all-nighters fueled only by coffee and calling in weed-addled senior citizens to give testimony at Senate committee hearings are par for the course.

When she starts dating a staff member of a rival Senator, Sammy's professional and personal lives intertwine, with occasionally disastrous consequences. With her quirky and klutzy character, Sammy is lovable and easy to relate to. Who hasn't been conned into buying far-too-expensive Japanese fighting fish from a secret agent of the North Korean regime?

Kristin Gore is genius at crafting a witty storyline, too complex to be deemed merely chick-lit, but hilarious and with a proper dash of romance nonetheless. For anyone who adores romantic comedies but finds them often all too predictable, SAMMY'S HILL is a more intelligent alternative, with underlying messages about politics and life effortlessly woven into fast-paced entertainment.

Sammy's optimism and perseverance are inspiring and refreshing in a world that most associate with dirty money and personal agendas. If there were more Sammy Jones' in Washington, the world would be a better place.
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Helpful Score: 1
Sammy's Hill is a good foray into the world of modern romance. This book follows an idealistic staffer as she learns the ins and outs of DC, and the relationships, both personal and professional that happen there. This book falls squarely into the category of romance and is cute and entertaining. However, the sequel, Sammy's House is far superior and I would highly recommend reading this book before reading that one.
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This is a fun chick-lit book. Very cute and funny.
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This book will definitely elicit some laughter.
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Very funny, fast read story of a single girl working in DC.
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Cute and entertaining view of Washington DC.
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A woman's eye view of the political scene in DC. A fun read
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A delightful and funny read.
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A great, fun read. Especially for fans of the West Wing.
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this is the best book i have ever read about politics. It is a personal story of a aide who is still idealistic and competent in the office and a bumbler in her own life and is really not so sure of herself.
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Sammy is a very interesting character - sort of neurotic, but likeable. This book is predictable and a quick read, but good.
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I found this book to be fast-paced and absolutely hilarious. The main character is quirky but very believable. I read this one in just two days.
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Very fun read...lots of laughs.
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Author is (of course) the daughter of Al Gore.
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Felt like a rip off of the "Confessions of a..." series, just way worse. I put it down 1/3 in and didn't care to ever finish it.
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This book is fun to read. I found myself laughing quite often.
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Wonderful! A Bridget Jones for the political set.
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I am not much into politics or really know anything about that lifestyle but this book was really cute and at times humorous. I have to give it a recommendation because it was easy to read and entertaining.
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Reminds me of Ally mcbeal,quirky female lead. It was ok, but had to force myself to finish the book. I guess if you like ckick-lit this book is good for you, I just prefer stronger female roles in the books I read.
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Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.com

SAMMY'S HILL throws young and idealistic Sammy Jones into the fiercely competitive, smooth-talking, back-stabbing world of D.C. politics. While at times it can be a struggle just to keep her head above water, Sammy never wavers in her commitment to serving the public good and bringing about honest change through the democratic system.

Working as a domestic policy advisor for a U.S. Senator is by no means easy, but Sammy adores her boss and works her butt off to make sure that he has the best information possible to make decisions about health care policy. Sammy is on a quest to make health care affordable for all Americans, and she will do whatever it takes to pass the necessary legislation. Pulling all-nighters fueled only by coffee and calling in weed-addled senior citizens to give testimony at Senate committee hearings are par for the course.

When she starts dating a staff member of a rival Senator, Sammy's professional and personal lives intertwine, with occasionally disastrous consequences. With her quirky and klutzy character, Sammy is lovable and easy to relate to. Who hasn't been conned into buying far-too-expensive Japanese fighting fish from a secret agent of the North Korean regime?

Kristin Gore is genius at crafting a witty storyline, too complex to be deemed merely chick-lit, but hilarious and with a proper dash of romance nonetheless. For anyone who adores romantic comedies but finds them often all too predictable, SAMMY'S HILL is a more intelligent alternative, with underlying messages about politics and life effortlessly woven into fast-paced entertainment.

Sammy's optimism and perseverance are inspiring and refreshing in a world that most associate with dirty money and personal agendas. If there were more Sammy Jones' in Washington, the world would be a better place.
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Kristen Gore winds a humorous tale about Sammy, a young professional working on Capitol Hill.
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The beginning and end of this book were good. The middle was not. The book dragged. The heroine is not believable at all. Who enjoys getting calls from telemarketers? The author lost me with this character trait. As well, from roughly page 10, I could predict the course of the entire book (and I was correct). Gore throws in some funny scenes, but all in all, the book is not great.
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I just couldn't get into this, I thought I would like it and gave it a good try, but the humor feel flat for me and I just wasn't interested in reading any further than the 60 or so pages I got into it, seemed predictable and boring.
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Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.com

SAMMY'S HILL throws young and idealistic Sammy Jones into the fiercely competitive, smooth-talking, back-stabbing world of D.C. politics. While at times it can be a struggle just to keep her head above water, Sammy never wavers in her commitment to serving the public good and bringing about honest change through the democratic system.

Working as a domestic policy advisor for a U.S. Senator is by no means easy, but Sammy adores her boss and works her butt off to make sure that he has the best information possible to make decisions about health care policy. Sammy is on a quest to make health care affordable for all Americans, and she will do whatever it takes to pass the necessary legislation. Pulling all-nighters fueled only by coffee and calling in weed-addled senior citizens to give testimony at Senate committee hearings are par for the course.

When she starts dating a staff member of a rival Senator, Sammy's professional and personal lives intertwine, with occasionally disastrous consequences. With her quirky and klutzy character, Sammy is lovable and easy to relate to. Who hasn't been conned into buying far-too-expensive Japanese fighting fish from a secret agent of the North Korean regime?

Kristin Gore is genius at crafting a witty storyline, too complex to be deemed merely chick-lit, but hilarious and with a proper dash of romance nonetheless. For anyone who adores romantic comedies but finds them often all too predictable, SAMMY'S HILL is a more intelligent alternative, with underlying messages about politics and life effortlessly woven into fast-paced entertainment.

Sammy's optimism and perseverance are inspiring and refreshing in a world that most associate with dirty money and personal agendas. If there were more Sammy Jones' in Washington, the world would be a better place.
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This was an enjoyable read. I thought that the tone of the book changed about half way through. I actually liked the 2nd half better than the first.
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Very enjoyable.
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There were some cute moments, but I thought the story took a really long time to get going.
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"A beltway Bridget Jones"

funny, original, better writing than most in this chicklit genre.
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This was okay. It did not thrill me but it was a nice read.