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adequate but not her best
on 9 December 2011
Having read her other books, which range from the borderline fantasy/lunacy of working wonders to the hysterically funny talking to Addison/do you remember the first time (both of which had me literally weeping with laughter) I found this one profoundly disappointing. She still writes well and has a range of fairly endearing characters but this was much more of a pedestrian chick lit without having the intelligent wit that characterises her other books. It felt a bit 'painting by numbers'- and by the end made me feel a bit like I'd eaten too many cupcakes -a bit of an overdose of sugar(and sorry but we aren't American are we? can't we call them fairy cakes like we always used to?- the very term cupcake is a bit like 'Mom's apple pie'- it sets my teeth on edge).
So if you (like me) feel that it is her sharp humour and ability to poke fun at her (often quirky and slightly dysfunctional) characters that raises her above the kind of soggy romance written by so many chick lit (yes I know horrible term but we all know what it means so it is a good short hand) authors, I would pass this one by and hope she returns to form in the future.