Book Review: Rejection by Meagan Bridges
August 7, 2012 10 Comments
You know, I don’t accept ebooks for review (see Review Policy) and then when someone sends me an email asking to review her ebook, and it has this cover, I relent. But then, I was pretty sure this would make a great read on holiday, and the e-reader is definitely part of the luggage, so why not?
And it turned out, this was a good read that I did enjoy reading at the pool in Spain.
Rejection: What it is about
Maggie has just broken up with her boyfriend Connor – or in fact, he broke up with her. Her job as a fact-checker for a documentary-making company is going well, but she has some difficult co-workers to deal with.
When her love life doesn’t improve and two of her friends are getting married, she feels like a failure. But slowly she picks herself up and learns to deal with life as it comes to her.
Rejection: What I thought
I downloaded this book via Smashwords, and if I’m brutally honest, that doesn’t always deliver the most well-written and best cared-for books. But… this book is different! It’s very well written and the story is set out really well. However, there were a few spelling errors (which I could forgive the writer given the high standard of writing) and sometimes the chapters ended a bit abruptly.
The story was fun and realistic (without becoming boring). It is chick-lit in some sense – it’s about a twenty-something woman looking for a relationship, but it’s not the standard story of will they/won’t they (and of course they will, in the end). Rather, the book is the story of a woman finding her way in life where work, friends and relationships are all an important part.
The story is not hugely exciting but interesting enough to keep reading. I got attached to Maggie and hoped at every situation that things would work out for her. I didn’t get impatient with her as with (some) other chick-lit where the main character is too dumb to be believable. Instead, Maggie was a realistic person who did of course make the odd mistake or misjudged a situation as we all do from time to time.
This book is a lot better than the average chick-lit and I enjoyed reading it. I think it will appeal especially to readers in their twenties and thirties.
Rating: 4 (out of 5)
Number of pages: 250 (ebook)
First published: 2012
I got this book: from the author for review
Genre: chick-lit, contemporary fiction
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