Thursday, May 5, 2016

#IT'S RAINING BOOKS SPRING READS BONUS BOOK: Will You Won't You Want Me by Nora Zelevansky

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Book Information
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (April 19, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250001277
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250001276

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Synopsis: Who is the real Marjorie Plum? Marjorie herself has no clue. She’s spent the decade since high school dwelling on her glory days. When things go from bad to worse, Marjorie is forced to move into a tiny Brooklyn apartment and take on a tutoring job for extra money.
At her most lost moment, Marjorie is surprised by renewed interest from a childhood crush and increasingly flirty banter with a grumpy new boss. Suddenly with the help of her 11-year-old tutee and mini-me, as well as her Dalai Lama-channeling roommate, Marjorie must decide between the life she’s always dreamed of and the one she never thought to imagine.

Review: I'm so glad this was included in the spring reads collection, otherwise I might never have chosen to read it, and I would have truly missed out. There is a lot of humor in the story, but there is also a lot of truth beneath the surface. Things don't always go the way we plan in life, and we have to find a way to deal with whatever comes along.

I think most women can relate to Marjorie as we've either been in her shoes or known someone like her--trying to figure out who she really is without the popularity of her high school years to define her any longer. She has to make some difficult choices along the way to discovering what really matters the most.

The third person POV used by the author is perfect for telling this story. There is a great deal of humor, a wide gamut of emotions, and some amazing descriptions of the settings--all of which combine to tell a moving tale which will stay with you long after you finish reading.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Four stars

About the author
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Nora Zelevansky is the author of Will You Won’t You Want Me? (April 19, 2016) and Semi-Charmed Life. Her writing has appeared in ELLE, T Magazine (The New York Times), Town & Country, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair, among others. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.

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