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A Resounding Meh,
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This review is from: Girls in White Dresses (Hardcover)
"Girls in White Dresses" follows a group of friends through their "freshman year of life" and beyond, to borrow a phrase from J. Courtney Sullivan's "Commencement." I don't mean to draw unnecessary parallels, especially since Sullivan wrote the featured editorial review on this novel, but I can't help but compare the two - especially because Sullivan's debut novel is so much stronger.
Some of the situations are relatable and touching (an ill-advised ski trip with a new boyfriend and his friends, a tipsy lunch with a despised college acquaintance), but the characters are so bland and forgettable that I repeatedly found myself wondering "Wait, which one is Lauren?" The women are so interchangeable that it was hard for me to feel particularly invested in any one story/career/relationship.
Given the press this novel has received, I guess I was expecting a much more compelling novel.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2011 7:06:18 PM PST
Elizabeth Freitag says:
I so agree with this review. I never knew which character was which. They had all the same personality and desperate to marry immature men also with no personalities.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2012 6:07:42 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
I totally agree! I couldn't wait to finish the book cause it was hard to keep track of all the characters and it wasn't a great read.
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