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I loved 'You Had Me At Hello' and I bought this ...
on 9 May 2016
I loved 'You Had Me At Hello' and I bought this expecting more of the same. In fact, it could have been written by an entirely different author, and I couldn't really enjoy it. This tells the story of Anna, horribly bullied at school by James, who she then bumps into in later life and ends up having to work with on a project. Of course, she falls in love with him, he falls in love with her, blah blah, but unlike McFarlane's other books, it's really hard to care about the characters in this book. Anna is torn-faced, snippy and dull, James is vain, nasty and equally dull, and their respective friends are bitchy, shallow and dull. I skimmed through most of the book, feeling very disappointed in how different it was to her other books - there are very few humorous moments in this book, and the whole tone didn't fit with a romantic comedy feel. Not one I'd recommend.