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Not great, but mildly amusing.
on April 29, 2013
The worst thing about this book is how passive and pathetic the narrator is. She repeatedly reminds the reader of this ("I have low self-esteem!" is the continued excuse), but that doesn't negate the fact that I'm never truly rooting for her. The title of the book is amusing at first, until you actually read the work through, and then it just sounds like a pathetic attempt to not seem pathetic. Kind of like, hey guys, I'm actually a cool person! This book proves it with my quirky title referencing my boy problems!
That being said, it's not the worst book. I finished it in a few hours at the beach, and it was an OK read. It has its entertaining parts. The best way I'd describe this book is that it's similar to listening to one of your girlfriends regale their bad dating stories. Sometimes you're in the mood to care, but other times you're just tuning her out because good god, enough is enough.
I recommend this book as an easy, mindless beach read, but warn against setting your standards too high. At the end, I just didn't care. I didn't care if she got back with "Kyle" or if she ended up alone forever or if she landed some Hollywood hunk. I just don't find her all that likable of a narrator, and that killed it. Despite finding myself relating to and being mildly amused by a few of her anecdotes, this book will probably sit on my bookshelf and never be picked up again.