Sunday, February 23, 2014

REVIEW: BLOGGER GIRL BY MEREDITH SCHORR

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 ten-year high school 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 off-line life.

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Paperback249 pages
Published August 28th 2013 by Booktrope Editions
Source: eGalley received from author in exchange for honest review
Purchase: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
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Our Review--
So, for obvious reasons we thought it would be super fun to read this book about, well...book blogging. And I must admit I was very apprehensive at first, because at first there was a lot of mentions of books and reviews and the like...so I wasn't sure how much story we would have aside from that. Well, let me tell you...I really freaking liked it. I t was very interesting to read a novel from a blogger's perspective...I found her description of the process that we go through to be very realistic.

Kim is a hard girl to get to know and like. She is very abrasive and defensive and really just insecure in her career (legal secretary) and her time spent blogging. I wasn't sure how much I liked her until I came to the conclusion that holy fuck, I am her...that was an interesting enlightenment, but I won't bore you with all that. I really understood her more after that, and she continues on her journey and that I enjoyed a lot. I liked Kim and her sass; I absolutely wanted to throttle her for her insecurities but you know what...we all have certain things that make us feel like we are less than, so I appreciated the honesty of her plight.

Nicholas is very special to me as well, because he is probably the most every-man that we've had as a male MC in a long time. He is very attractive, but not staggeringly ripped. He's lean, but doesn't have a V (gasp, right)...and doesn't put up with her crap. Their relationship development was normal and whoa. I loved it. Nicholas was one of THE most real male characters we've read in a very long time. He was the fantasy and the reality all rolled into one man. He was smart, kind, generous, honest...and so normal. I really liked him!

Blogger Girl has a lot of fun elements like Kim and her friends from highschool going to their ten year reunion with a ongoing feud with her arch-nemesis Hannah, new adventures, new relationships, new frenemies, new realizations...Kim has to overcome a lot of self doubt and take a good look inside for a while. It was a really fun book ...and gasp...no explicit scenes. Fade to black, and I didn't even mind. :) 

A fun, quick, easy read!

Shelley: 4 Stars

Courtney: 4 1/2 stars

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you both so much for reading and reviewing Blogger Girl - so happy you enjoyed it!

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