Book review of “Blogger Girl”
“Blogger Girl” by Meredith Schorr
What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to ﬁnd out. A chick lit enthusiast since the ﬁrst time she read “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” Kim, with her blog, “Pastel is the New Black,” has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that “chick lit is dead” once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law ﬁrm. While Kim’s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that’s turning heads—and pages—a cross the land. It’s also popped into Kim’s inbox—for review. With their ten-year high school reunion drawing near, Kim’s coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah’s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her off-line life.
Around the chick lit world, there has been a lot of praise for Meredith Shorr and her first two books. So, when I was offered to read her third book “Blogger Girl,” I jumped at the chance. This would be my first time reading anything by her and I was excited to start.
…and once I did, I couldn’t put it down. From the first sentence to the last word, I was hooked. Seriously, for a day and a half, this book was all I thought about it. If I wasn’t reading, I was thinking about this book!
Not only did Kimberly’s story intrigue me, so did her struggles — working her day job on her reading/blogging time, practically being forced to read her a book by her high school enemy, and in the end, realizing that you want more out of life and that it’s time make your dreams come true. I loved how her friends and family (yes, even including her sister) were there for her and encouraged her. I cheered for “Kimmy” and knew that she could succeed in not just her work life, but in her personal life too, which I must say that I loved the ending! (Nope, no spoilers — read the book). :) There were several laugh out-loud moments, and yes, I cried at the end because I saw myself in her.
Meredith’s writing style is so easy and it’s easy to see she’s a gifted author. As a blogger and lover of chick lit, Meredith couldn’t have painted a more clear picture of someone like us.
Like I said before, this was my first time reading anything by Meredith Schorr, and definitely not my last! This book was truly amazing and is going down as one of my top 5 reads for 2013! (I would love to see this turned into a movie!)
I give “Blogger Girl” 5 stars!