Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: "Blogger Girl" by Meredith Schorr

Kim is a legal secretary with a love for chick lit and a wildly successful book review blog called Pastel Is The New Black. Luckily her boss is understanding of her passion and allows her to blog as long as her "real" work is done. Kim does her day job well but without any real passion, and that doesn't go unnoticed by her office crush, Nicholas, who encourages her to get out of her comfort zone and follow her dreams.

When Kim finds out that Hannah, the woman who made her life hellish in high school, has written a chick lit book and wants Kim to review it on her blog, Kim is torn. She doesn't want to give the girl who tortured her for so many years a positive review, but the book actually sounds good and Kim is, after all, a chick lit blogger.

As Nicholas and Kim become closer outside of the office, and when Nicholas makes some painfully honest but surprisingly accurate observations about Kim's life, she begins to question if she is taking the path that she was meant to in her life and she questions whether or not it's time for her to make some changes.

Blogger Girl is an irreverently hilarious story and a must read for any chick lit blogger or fan! Not only was it fun trying to guess which chick lit authors Meredith Schorr was covertly referring to, but I could see so much of my personal blogging journey reflected in the pages. I think that many people don't realize what a labour of love blogging is. There are very few of us who are doing it for monetary gain, and quite often we simply do it for the love of the books and the love of the chick lit genre. I know that I started my blog many years ago because I was the only person in my personal life who loved the same kind of books that I do, and I wanted to discuss my favourites with someone! I'm so glad that I started The Book Chick Blog and I have made many great virtual blogging friends along the way!

The romance between our main character Kim and leading man Nicholas was sweet and, although predictable, a lot of fun to watch unfold. I also enjoyed getting to know Kim's best friend, Bridget, who is incredibly loyal to Kim and Kim's "friend with benefits" Jonathan. Surprising to me was the unexpected twist involving Kim's former torturer, Hannah! That may have been one of my favourite parts of the book!

This short and funny novel is a must-read for anyone who believes that chick lit is, most definitely, not dead! I laughed out loud, I cringed at times, and I thoroughly enjoyed this quirky story. My thanks to the author for providing me with a copy for review!

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