Monday, January 2, 2017
REVIEW for My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
A special thank you to the publisher for sending me an electronic copy of this book.
TITLE: My (not so) Perfect Life
AUTHOR: Sophie Kinsella
GENRE: Chick Lit
RATING: 2 STARS
If I had to use one word to review this is would be "meh".
Kinsella has written a cute, perfectly harmless chick lit novel. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE chick lit, but this one has no bite, its basically a cutesy story that is completely improbable with a main character that I will forget tomorrow.
I think what bothers me the most in this novel is the fact that the main character is so, for the most part, whiny and ineffective. I thought we had FINALLY come away from writing female characters with no backbone - I guess not.
Also, the "by chance" events that happen in this story, in order to propel the story forward are just too convenient and pat and absolutely would not happen in "real life".
I do like the way Kinsella writes though - down to earth, not too much detail to bog the story down. I just wish she could figure out how to make her main characters strong AND fun at the same time.