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What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out.
A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones's Diary, Kim, with her blog, Pastel is the New Black, has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that "chick lit is dead" once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. While Kim's day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story.
Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that's turning heads - and pages - across the land. It's also popped into Kim's inbox-for review.
With their 10-year reunion drawing near, Kim's coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah's book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a "blogger girl" makes the grade in her offline life.
©2016 Meredith Schorr (P)2017 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By sparkerart on 01-24-18

This was a breath of fresh air

After recently completing a Hallmark movie-esque sugary chick lit book that almost put me into a diabetic coma, I was thrilled to encounter Meredith Schorr’s wonderful, down to earth, dare I say realistic story. All the things that have a tendency to bug me about other chicklit novels were not present in this book. The characters were believable and the storyline lacked the unrealistic plot twists so typical of the genre. I liked that she lent credence to the chick lit genre while recognizing that not everyone gets it. I also liked her occasional pop culture references (the Housewives, Sophie kinsella) which added to the realistic quality. I hate it when authors make up actors and television shows and such . It always sounds so awkward and clumsy, like when someone on TV is drinking “Moca cola”. Why not just use the real names? And, I appreciated that her protagonists were flawed, like all of us. The narrator was one of the best I’ve encountered in a while, and her style suited the low key style of the novel. I’m moving on to Schorr’s next book- we’ll done! (It also made me want to find out if there are really chick lit bloggers. I’m assuming there are so I’m going to have to seek them out!)

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