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Sara's Review: Chick Lit {And Other Formulas for Life} by Abby Rosmarin


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Publisher: Self-Published

Released: September 16th 2015

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Length: 304 pages

Format: eBook

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Synopsis

Life isn’t a fairytale – or chick lit. It’s 2005 and Katy Sinclaire is two years out of college. She still lives with her old university roommate and still works at the same bookstore that she’s been with since she was a teenager. She spends her days avoiding customers, making fun of the books in the store, and counting the minutes until she can clock out. It is an increasingly unsatisfying life, but it’s also a life that she does not question. That is, until a chain of events forces Katy to confront the painful truth: she is going absolutely, positively, nowhere in life. She realizes that she needs to do something, and now. Only one problem: Katy has absolutely, positively, no idea what the first step should be. The other problem? From her harebrained misadventures, to her chisel-jawed boyfriend, to her best guy friend (who is not-so-secretly in love with her), Katy’s life starts mimicking the very chick literature she mocks. Only life isn’t as predictable as a storybook, a lesson Katy is forced to learn as she desperately tries to figure out her purpose in life – if such a purpose even exists.

Three Boundless Stars

I was provided a copy of Chick Lit in exchange for an honest review. Let me start off with this book is not a romance in any way shape or form. The blurb is a bit misleading. This is a book about self-discovery. Katy has worked the same job since college, same friends same roommate and realizes one day she is stuck. Stuck in a dead end job and essentially a life she doesn't want. I will be honest I didn't like Katy through much of this book. She is too indecisive and not a strong independent woman. Especially in a relationship, oh dear lord! Doormat much! She is so lost and confused on what she wants in life she just goes through it like a robot pleasing the people around her. Not to be totally heartless I can empathize with much of what she went through. I'm just the total opposite in personality so it's hard for me to understand being so directionless. Chick Lit pulled it together in the end and I honestly think if it had ended any other way it would be getting a lower rating from me. This is the first book I've read by Abby Rosmarin. I think she is a promising up and coming author and it will be interesting to see what she brings us next.


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