2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Sunday, July 6, 2008

REVIEW of Slightly Suburban

TITLE: Slightly Suburban

AUTHOR: Wendy Markham

GENRE: Chick Lit

DATE: July 2008

STARS: 4 Stars

This is actually a book that I had on my wishlist and decided to read on my own. I have read all the other books in the series.

Slightly Suburban is the latest in the series of "Slightly" books. I have been all over the place with these books - I love the way this author writes and the storyline is engaging and quite funny. But I actively DISLIKE the main character Tracy - she is bossy, annoying, demanding, whiny and immature. Everytime I read one of the books in this series, I get this urge to smack her and tell her to smarten up - I mean really - who goes out and buys a saw so that the movers can saw the feet of the couch they need to move? In this particularly storyline, she is particularly whiny and seems to want to cry at the drop of a hat. I also always wonder why she and Jack are married? They don't seem to have one little bit of thing in common.

Having said all of this! why am I rating this book 4 stars? Because these books are compulsively readable and I enjoy every moment of reading them. As I mentioned, the author writes in a witty, charming and fun way, I like the fact that this story follows a logical and clear arc and it was quite fun to actually go through the whole house buying process with Jack and Tracy. I read this book in two days - I just kept finding a reason to read more and more. If only Tracy was less annoying....and I am dying to find out what happens to Kate. I was a little alarmed at the direction the author is taking with some of Tracy's friends...as if a married woman can have either her husband or her friends???? I know there is going to be another installment and I am already dying to read it.


S. Krishna said...

Haha, I loved this review! I'm not sure whether you made me want to read it or not, but the fact that you liked the book without liking the main character is appealing for some reason!

Marie Cloutier said...

Great review. I liked how you acknowledge that a character can be unlikable, but that doesn't make the book unreadable. For me it might- so good for you that you stuck with it! :-)
(does this enter me in your contest? I added you to my blogroll as well!, thanks!)

Anonymous said...

Wow, to read a book so quickly when you hate the main character, sounds interesting. I always have trouble getting through a book when I don't like the main character.

April said...

Great review! I have this one in my TBR pile, as well as a few others by this author. They sound like tons of fun!

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