Author: Meredith Schorr
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Publication Date: August 2, 2013
Description: 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—across 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.
I was given an ecopy of this book for an honest review. I am so glad! What’s more fun than writing a review about chick lit about a girl who writes reviews about chick lit?
I really enjoyed this book. I have only been blogging/reviewing for a few months but it’s obvious that Meredith Schorr did her homework. She was spot on when describing the process.
Blogger Girl is funny but it also made me cry at the end. It’s easy to relate to Kim. She has typical female feelings of insecurity when in a new relationship that, hopefully, most of us keep to ourselves since those feelings are usually resolved in time with a caring and nurturing man.
I like the way her feelings are portrayed toward her nemesis from high school. I think that many of us feel that way about someone from those days. The way that relationship develops and how Kim matures is portrayed well.