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A briiliant, funny and insightful read!
on 19 August 2012
What a fantastic first novel!
I could easily have upset the silence of my daily commute to London by laughing out loud whilst reading this book! The author's style quickly creates vivid images of the key characters in the book and you begin to reflect on your own personal experiences and associate yourself with them. I loved the fact that the style adapted when different characters came into focus which reflected the diversity of people in real life and the various paths that relationships (not just with boyfriends but also with nieces/nephews etc) can take. The book really came to life when mothers-in-law came into the equation and the emotional battles that come into play when there's a strong mother/son relationship were captured brilliantly! (Something I can definitely understand!!)
The book got funnier and funnier as it went on and the focus on sisterly relationships was brief but incredibly amusing! I felt the author had really found their flow later on and would love Jennifer Close to let loose in future books as the latter sections were where I stopped myself laughing out loud!
I have to admit I would not have bought this book myself but so glad it was bought for me as a gift! I wil definitely be giving future Jennifer Close novels a go!