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Looking for La La Paperback – March 15, 2013
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'With such an entertaining and unpredictable plot and very different but lovable-in-their-own-way characters, Looking for La La is a must-read. I was hooked, and I will definitely be reading Ellie Campbell's other books' Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite
'Thrilling, Gripping and Unique - one of my favourite books this year by far' - 23reviewstreet
'Quirky British Chick-Lit at its best. This story is total Mayhem from beginning to end, and totally fun!' - Wall to Wall Books
'A very funny peek into the life and mind of Cathy, housewife, mum and frustrated woman. Highly recommended'! - Michele Gorman, Author of BELLA SUMMER TAKES A CHANCE, SINGLE IN THE CITY and more.
'Fantastic chick lit! Just don't start reading it an hour before bed' - Gia Scott (Vine Voice)
'Go on an amazingly funny, brilliant and entertaining ride with Cathy and her crazy cast of friends and neighbors!' - Mrs Mommy Booknerd
About the Author
Ellie Campbell is represented by the Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency (hardmanswainson.com). For further information and to get in contact with Pam and Lorraine please visit their website: chicklitsisters.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Top Customer Reviews
I didn't love the main character, Cathy as her selfishness put me off. It felt unusual to be annoyed at the main character. What I did like was the growth of the characters as the story unfolded, especially Cathy. She personally grew into a person you not only liked but respected. Life experiences that each person personally went through brought them to a new level of awareness in their lives. I like to see that not only in fiction but in life.
It is a testament to the personal work of the authors.
Great character development. I didn't even really like the main character but I wanted to keep reading just to find out what more trouble she and her friends could possibly get themselves into. Lets just say that almost no one ends up with the same person they started out with in the beginning.
A few fun quotes -
"Mummy, who's the card from?' He shares Declan's coloring, the gingery hair, blue eyes and pale but cheeky face. 'La La, darling. Apparently a tellytubby's sending love letters to Daddy."
"Alec? Not Baldwin?' she jokes. 'Meg Ryan's long-suffering husband?
No drip. Meg Ryan married Denis Quaid until she ran off with Russell Crowe before he ditched her for Nicole Kidman, when Tom Ditched her. This is way before Nicole married rock star Keith, I might add. Alec Baldwin's wife is, or rather was, Kim Basinger. They're divorced now. Fought over Ireland.'
"No, their daughter, Ireland."
"Men,' Gabby sighs. 'Spend all their time trying to turn you into their mothers, wanting clothes ironed, meals cooked, but then they despise you because you remind them of their mothers."
I really enjoy humour, and British humour is my favourite as it's self deprecating, sarcastic, clever and fun.
Looking for La La by Ellie Campbell is fabulous, fun chaos that will hold your interest from page one until the surprising end. When Cathy's husband gets a postcard that is signed "with love from La La " Cathy is excited at the prospect of figuring out the mystery. The story definitely kept me guessing. Everyone is keeping secrets, I was definitely surprised by how things turned out. Cathy is funny. A stay at home mum, she is zany, out there And Her mouth gets her into trouble. My favourite quote:- "Men,' Gabby sighs. 'Spend all their time trying to turn you into their mothers, wanting clothes ironed, meals cooked, but then they despise you because you remind them of their mothers."
This book was fun British Chick-Lit at it's best.
Cathy is a stay-at-home mom, but that's starting to be an issue for her husband. He thinks all she does is sit at home all day, now that both kids are in school most of the day. He harps on her about joining the workforce again, but she has her own issues and reasons for not wanting to go along with it. Then, random postcards start arriving in the post from a person called "La La," talking about Cathy's husband. Is he having an affair? Is THAT why he wants her otherwise occupied with a job, so she's not home as often? Or is it just someone messing with him, with her? As Cathy and her trusted friends try to figure out the identity of the poison penner, their "perfect" suburban lives start to go through downward spirals. With all this other chaos going on, how will Cathy even find the time to figure out who La La is, much less be able to nab a job?
This is such a fun little mystery, and it has all those juicy tidbits that also pull you along for the ride; you know, the ones we all watch reality shows and soap operas for. Cathy and her friends are such interesting characters, and I honestly can't tell you how many times I flipped back and forth on La La's identity, as well as how I felt about certain people in her life. All of this, while still trying to be a wife and mother; it's craziness, I tell you! I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next one in the series, and will actually be starting it upon publishing this review. Loved it!
4 1/2 stars
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