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Here I Go Again: A Novel Hardcover – January 29, 2013
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“Turns out Jen Lancaster, who was already a master of memoir, is a genius at fiction.”—Beth Harbison, New York Times Bestselling Author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous
“Jen Lancaster has the kind of scathing wit that makes you wish she was your best friend but thankful she’s not your new neighbor.”—Carrie Ryan, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Forest of Hands and Teeth Series
About the Author
Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered.
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'Here I Go Again' is an hilarious look inside the mind of the prom queen and high school tyrant. The adult influences, the quiet lack of self-confidence, and the inevitable realization that sometimes we get what we deserve are all substantial parts of the story without taking away from the development of Lissy. The writing is solid, the characters are engaging (even the ones we REALLY want to hate), and the story line--although adapted from a tried-and-true mold--is not at all tired and worn out. Ms. Lancaster breathes new life into the ideas of teenage drama, bullies, and karma, which, yes, can be a real bitch sometimes!
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Here I Go Again, about the high school mean girl and her attempts to right wrongs and improve lives (her own and others) through a series of time travel episodes where she tried to be nicer, then meaner, then hitting the right tone to arrive at her 'perfect life' was boring, not a bit funny, and honestly - quite odd. This was not done in a clever enough manner to provide a suspension of disbelief that would have the reader saying - yeah, a magic potion could TOTALLY do that. And, remembering the mean girls of my past, could changing how one behaved in a period of a few weeks really undo all the cruelty that came before?
Usually a Jen Lancaster read provides a welcome reading vacation - making you laugh along and nod your head. This one just misses the mark. While I highly recommend reading all her great memoirs, this one I would sadly give a pass on.
But here's my HONEST take: I have to say from the start that this book would _never_ be published if Jenn were a new novelist. This is one of the worst books I have ever read--and I'm glad I used our library and spared the expense.
I first want to say that I have been a huge Jen Lancaster fan in the past, although my enthusiasm for her writing is diminishing rapidly. This one slid her further down my readability chart.
First, there's nothing original or new in this novel. She reached into her used writing bin and carted out bits of her previous memoirs: recycle, recycle, recycle.
The story reads like a VERY young reader novel with a completely unbelievable plot--there is no way a reasonably intelligent person could suspend disbelief.
The writing is recycled and the storyline is unbelievable. She should go back to memoirs because novels aren't her forte.