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English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language
Author: Megan Crane
DESCRIPTION: In this wickedly funny first novel--think Legally Blonde at Oxford--a young New York woman exchanges her corporate job for a year of books, blokes, and new friends in graduate school in England. Alexandra Brennan is fed up with her dead end New York City job--and even more fed up with running into her smug ex-boyfriend. So when he c...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446692861
ISBN-10: 0446692867
Publication Date: 8/1/2004
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 103 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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jai avatar reviewed English as a Second Language on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
The main character of this book is a tough, sarcastic girl. She's very matter of fact, likes to smoke and drink and seems to have a slightly jaded view of relationships. I recommend this book if you want a light read about life in grad school with the cynical set. Its mostly about picking up, moving somewhere new and making friends, and a little dash of romance.
harmony85 avatar reviewed English as a Second Language on + 982 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Very funny book for 20-somethings! I enjoyed it, but found it a bit much-got tired of the constant drinking and talk about men. I wished the main character would settle down a bit! But then, I'm not a 20-something anymore!

Happy endings for all.
lisadiana avatar reviewed English as a Second Language on
Helpful Score: 2
Enjoyed this book! Alex isn't the most likable main character, but neither is Toby. So I found it funny and a good way to pass time. I was really happy that she decided to do a masters, and in England to boot, something I've always wanted to do but haven't. Would be a good airplane read.
reith avatar reviewed English as a Second Language on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
While the concept for the story is good, for this book, I did not find it entirely funny, and found myself unable to connect with its story, although some moments and characters made me think.
frogslady avatar reviewed English as a Second Language on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I was disappointed in this book. There was very little plot and the main character spent all her time either drinking or smoking. It was a quick read and there were some funny moments, but I never got lost in the story.
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reviewed English as a Second Language on + 81 more book reviews
Very quick read, funny and perfect for any current garduate student - nicely done debut.
emmaausten7 avatar reviewed English as a Second Language on + 54 more book reviews
Cute & Enjoyable.

*SPOILER* Classic girls run to UK to escape American akwardness, meets boy w/great accent, and falls in love.
reviewed English as a Second Language on + 23 more book reviews
I loved this book! It was one of the best books I have read in a long time! It kept my laughing the whole time! And I loved how the setting was in England!


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