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A WAG Abroad
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2008
Having read A WAGs Diary and loved every minute of it (was late for work because I couldn't put it down on more than one occasion) I just had to get this book. However, I was a little apprehensive as I wondered whether the humour of the 1st book could continue to remain fresh - I needn't have been!! This book is as funny as the 1st and makes you laugh out loud.

I won't go into details about the plot as wouldn't want to spoil it, but if you enjoyed a WAGs Diary, you'll love this just as much!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 13 September 2008
The Queen WAG is back with her second book about her new life in LA. Tracie, husband Dean and daughter Paskia-Rose have moved to Los Angeles for Dean's new job as a football coach. That's the British version of football, not the version where guys run around in padding and helmets!

For those that haven't read the first book, you really need to before you read this one. Buy them both together and laugh yourself silly. Tracie Martin is a deluded woman who genuinely believes that WAGs should rule the world. If a woman doesn't spray tan to within an inch of her life, then smother her skin in foundation and have manicures twice a week, Tracie thinks they're insane. In her eyes, all women should be blonde, with bright orange skin and wear tiny clothes. Anyone else is beneath her, and must be corrected.

Tracie adores her husband, but feels a little pushed out when he starts his new job in the States. He's so busy, and eager to make a good impression that Tracie is frequently left alone. And with so much time on her hands, it's no surprise that she gets herself into trouble. Soon, she has made friends with a sexy young man and they terrorise LA together. Tracie believes that the gorgeous Jamie genuinely cares about her and is her new best friend. The problem is, he's not quite what he seems...

Within weeks of being in America, Tracie is stalking Victoria Beckham, meeting up with her long-long father, getting tee-total LA types off their trolleys and collaborating with criminals. Basically, Tracie is being her usual barmy self. And she's great! Despite the fact she's silly and shallow, you'll find yourself loving her, and laughing out loud at her escapades. I did, several times! Underneath her orange exterior, Tracie has a heart of gold and loves her family, and although she has a funny way of showing it, you'll warm to her nevertheless.

This is a great example of a novel being character-led. The scrapes Tracie gets into are hilarious and silly, but she's such a strong and well-portrayed character, that if she were a real person, you could actually believe these things would happen to her!

The book is a laugh a minute. Beware if you read it in public though, you're bound to get some funny looks from people because you'll be chortling to yourself. This is a great continuation of the previous book, and if you like chick-lit, you'll love this!
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on 8 February 2013
Before I say anything else, I am going to buy the next book as soon as I feel the need for light relief.

I wish I could say that I laughed as much as I laughed with the previous book. It got much better towards the end and then I had quite a few giggles.

Although the premise for this comedy of errors irritated me, it would make an amusing movie.

Her character building is good. You will shake your head in disbelief when you read her own outfit descriptions.

Like her, there was one character I would have liked to get to know better.

All in all, a great summer read. Ideal for when you take a moment between marketing strategies and meetings with your accountant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fun but in no way as good as the original WAG book. Recommended for a little light reading if you enjoyed the first book but im not sure that I will be reading it again.
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I really enjoyed A Wag's Diary, so I was really excited when I saw there was a sequel to the book.
However, as much as A Wag Abroad is a good read, I did not find it as addictively reading as A Wag's Diary. Yes there are parts when it is laugh out loud funny, but then are also parts which do drag on and are extremeley "unbelievable". If you are after a light hearted read then by all means read this but please read A Wag's dairy first to get a understanding of a "Wag's World".
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on 13 March 2012
It took me around 2 years to read this book as i didnt think it would be as funny as the first! i shouldnt have worried. I thought it was BETTER!!!! Cried with laughter on more than one ocassion - author paints an excellent picture and you cant help but love the main charecter - Tracie. Underlying theme in the book regarding low self esteem and long lost dad but light hearted.
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on 20 March 2009
This book is just as funny as the first one. Tracie still got it! Alison does a wonderful job in portraying this very funny wag from Luton in America and highlights so well all the stereotypes that we are all so familiar with - this book is witty, fun and full of laughter! I love it!
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on 14 May 2013
I really enjoyed this book and it definitely lived upto my expectations after reading the original WAG Diary a couple of years before! (I wouldn't recommend reading the Euro 2012 one, I found it really disappointing and try-too-hard humour).... its tracy martin all over! FABULOUS!
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on 20 February 2012
This is a good fun read with plenty to keep the story ticking along and a believable, motivated heroine. If I had any reservations it would be some of the situations seem a little far-fetched but the author never lingers long on plausibilty and keeps the laughs coming.
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on 18 July 2014
Hilarious, easy to read and entertaining! If you like the first Alison Kervin book, you will love this! It is totally tongue in cheek and silly, but it is so funny, and also has some heart-warming moments which make you smile. A good holiday read.
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