Twenty-Somewhere Kindle Edition
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The start of the book is a little rough. It takes a while to get used to the "episodes" and it felt a little disjointed at first. I started out thinking it really could have used an overhaul to truly be successful as a novel. It also felt too short in places, but I usually feel that way about airy reads such as this.
Having said that, this was a breath of fresh air. It was an easy read, the characters were all strongly written and the plot was well thought-out. I found myself alternatively loving and hating the characters, but always coming back to how real they felt. I didn't always agree with all of their decisions and directions, but it always made me smile.
I recommend this chicklit book for those who want an easy read and a few smiles.
While I really loved the concept (and even the plot) of the book, I had a hard time with the style of writing. For some reason the present tense really threw me off, and I had a hard time differentiating between characters at first. I never really felt like I got to know the characters all that well, perhaps because of the third person narration, but also because of the abundance of dialogue. The lack of lengthy descriptions and the short section breaks make `Twenty-Somewhere' easy to read and kept me turning the pages, but it also kept me from feeling totally involved with the characters.
As this book won the St. Martin's Press "New Adult" contest it's clear that it has a lot of potential. If you're looking for something quick and easy to read that also contains humour and heartache, then `Twenty-Somewhere' might be for you. This book covers a topic which could be pretty heavy, but Kristan makes it light and funny, having her characters find strength in their new situations.
One topic I saw several other reviewers mention was the author's use of "episodes;" most seem to find the book choppy as a result of the brief scenes. I felt very much the same as I began reading but I quickly realized that the vingettes were effective in conveying a mood. Today's world is fast-paced and hectic...especially for young adults who are still searching for themselves and their places in life. The brief "episodes" reminded me of that throughout the book. I'm not sure if that was intentional on the author's part, but well done.
The characters were written so well that I truthfully felt as if they were real people, friends in my own life. I personally identified a little more with Sophie than the other two, but that doesn't mean they were any less enjoyable.
I really liked the "episodic" way it was written, and felt that this was the kind of story that could be easily translated into a TV show...I'm looking at you CW network!
Like it says in the description "Think Sex and the City meets Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", I couldn't agree more! This is a fun, light-hearted and easy read that any twenty-something anywhere can enjoy.
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This was a very short book that reads more like a screenplay than a novel or novella.
A lot of inconsistencies (they went to college in Texas but one character refers to... Read more
Twenty-Somewhere depicts the lives of three lifelong friends on the adventure of life after graduation from college. The writing is disjointed but acceptable. Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by S. Moon
I am a 21 yr old college senior and I loved the story! I definitely wish that this story was longer. Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Lenny
Very enjoyable book. Being a 20-something myself, it was easy to relate to the situations of the characters. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by MoeandZiggy
this was a nice "coming of age" book without all the "pitiful me" scenerios. Really enjoyed the ease and flow of the characters interactions throught the book. Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by Jessica P. Singleton
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