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Laugh out loud, pee in your pants funny!
on January 5, 2012
I received this book on Librarything in exchange for an honest review.
Let me tell you first it PAINS me not to give this book five stars. Let me start with the MANY pros of this book. I started reading this book as I was waiting for my boss to finish talking to one of my fellow co-workers to help pass the time. I was really anxious about our meeting. Usually, this sort of gesture fails miserably and I end up just nervously jiggling my leg and feeling like I want to vomit. But after about two pages, something miraculous happened. I LAUGHED OUT LOUD. Yes, it's that hilarious. There are very few books that I have ever done that with. In fact, I believe the last time that happened was when I read Elna Baker's novel a year or two ago. And I read a lot of books. I could tell you a synopsis of what this book was about, but it wouldn't do the it justice. The first 30% of the book is close to perfect. I was laughing so much, I had to go to a different room so I wouldn't embarrass myself.
Then things change. What I think happened is that Lulu doesn't trust herself enough. What she doesn't realize is that the FUNNIEST parts are her own story. I could care less about how different people view one weird incident or a graduation speech given by another random character. The real, blastingly hilarious moments are all about her. She's that great. And I want to read about her, not someone else.
So my recommendation for the next book, which I will DEFINTIELY be reading... Lulu, trust yourself. You've got a gift.