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Suddenly Susan (Susan Wade Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition
To land her dream job, Susan’s only missing two things: experience and any sense of style.
Unremarkable might as well be Susan Wade’s middle name. Sure, her grades are fine, and her all-night diner job has taught her how to work hard, but it takes a lot more than a perky smile and dated suit to impress corporate America.
Broke and soon to be homeless, she faces the unappealing options of following her semi-boyfriend to the bowels of Texas or squatting in her parents’ basement, until she gets help from the unlikeliest of sources.
A refreshingly funny, supremely optimistic rite of passage story, rife with psychotic roommates, questionable fashion choices, and an epic search for the perfect cup of coffee
"Smart, funny, and serious all at the same time." --Moonshine's Corner Book Blog "A joy to read!" Star The Librarian "Just thinking about this one puts a smile on my face." --Award-winning Author Denise Liebig "Wonderfully entertaining!" Ms. Birdlady's Blog "Virginia Gray makes you feel like you're living the story." --Goodreads
From the Author
- ASIN : B017O2VGC2
- Publication date : January 14, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2567 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 115 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #639,481 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #405 in American Humorous Fiction
- #525 in Humorous American Literature
- #888 in Humorous Literary Fiction
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She is a college student approaching graduation and is frantically in pursuit of a job that will launch her to her power-driven career. To her, success meant financial freedom and a life of excess (a beautiful apartment, fine clothing, and a hot car.)The thing is that most Fortune 500 companies are not too eager to hire an inexperienced kid right out of college.
I liked how relatable she was. She had a young, fresh-faced, “eager to take the world by storm” attitude, but she was also grounded in reality, which brought out her sarcastic humor. With only $200 in her savings and student loans itching to come after her after graduation, she’d take almost anything, but, still, she wasn’t going to work for free (unpaid internship.) Of course, being bugged by the meddling Brittneys—those perky, pretty blondes always got the boys, the friends, and anything else they wanted—only added to her angst as well as her derisive commentaries. You feel her tenacity and frustrations.
Overall, I enjoyed Susan’s quest to climb the corporate ladders; however, I thought her story was a little juvenile at times, especially with her run-ins with the mean girls. Sometimes I wished she would just chill out about this whole corporate fantasy of hers. But I think that most readers would gain some insight from this character. A decent read.
The main character of the book is Susan Wade. Susan was born and raised in North Carolina. As soon as she graduates college she is off to bigger and better things. She despises everything about the south and is determined to put as much distance between her and the south as possible. She accepts a partial scholarship to a college in Chicago, IL. She is determined to work her butt off to make good grades and do what is necessary to get the kind of job she has always dreamed about. Double majoring and working full time doesn't leave much time for fun, but it is a sacrifice she is willing to make. Will all of her hard work pay off? Will she be able to get her dream job, or any job, fresh out of college?
I really enjoyed this book. Susan's personality, attitudeand snarky comments kept me reading wanting to see what would happen next. I laughed, giggled, held my breath, and felt so many different emotions while reading the book. After being in a bit of a reading slump it was exactly what I needed.
I look forward to reading The Carrot to find out how the story will continue.
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'The Interview' finds Susan working part time in a burger joint, about to graduate from university, but with little prospect of a career in the business world. The options of returning home are as appealing as following her "romantically challenged semi-boyfriend" to Texas.
Can she gain that all-important interview: the golden ticket to the corporate ladder?
Virginia Gray's writing is as rich and as well-observed as ever, peppered with wonderful trademark passages such as:-
"Dallas sprawled like a giant platter of spaghetti; an endless stretch of buildings and suburbia. Rather than one giant headquarters downtown, ComTech’s offices were broken into divisions, strewn like tiny meatballs across the city."
This thoroughly enjoyable prequel was like meeting up with an old friend and instantly being drawn once again into her richly chaotic, highly entertaining World.
Anyone who enjoyed 'The Carrot' will relish this.
I took to Susan immediately and I loved Lexi, both were different sides of the same coin it seemed. The premise was interesting enough, it flowed well enough
That said it seemed shorter than I was expecting, it seemed to suddenly end.
It was an interesting read though.