I thoroughly enjoyed this Canadian Chick Lit novel which I found easy to read and laugh out loud funny. This book is chock full of Toronto details which I loved, especially having been to many of the areas she describes. I did get irritated though with the explanations of things Torontonian or Canadian which were put in parenthesis. Perhaps it was because I already knew these details, but I think it brought me out of the writing whereas if it was incorporated into the prose it might not have stood out. Regardless, these dropped off at some point and it didn't ruin the book for me.
It seems I enjoy books written in the first person much more than the third person and it became even more apparent in this novel (with the exception of Jennifer Weiner who writes the third person spectacularly). This chick lit character had just the right amount of ditz, quirk and outrageous situations along the lines of Bridget Jones's Diary and The Shopaholic series and made me laugh out loud multiple times. Even though I wasn't sure about most of her friends or her sister, I loved the character's often painful transformation and was pleased that it didn't all revolve around a man - he was only the impetus for her transformation.
Great Canadian Chick Lit and I will definitely read her new novel coming out next year!
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Key Porter Books; 1 edition (May 24 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1552638324
- ISBN-13: 978-1552638323
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,321,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)