Monday, 15 August 2016

Who's that girl - Mhairi McFarlane

What’s the one thing you DON’T do at a wedding?

When Edie is caught in a compromising position at her colleagues’ wedding, all the blame falls on her – turns out that personal popularity in the office is not that different from your schooldays. Shamed online and ostracised by everyone she knows, her boss suggests an extended sabbatical – ghostwriting an autobiography for hot new acting talent, Elliot Owen. Easy, right?


Wrong. Banished back to her home town of Nottingham, Edie is not only dealing with a man who probably hasn’t heard the word ‘no’ in a decade, but also suffering an excruciating regression to her teenage years as she moves back in with her widowed father and judgey, layabout sister.


When the world is asking who you are, it’s hard not to question yourself. Who’s that girl? Edie is ready to find out. 

My thoughts:
Edie is the happy funny one, but as I read along I find that much of that is a facade. But she will find her way too.

Sure it has humour, but it's not a funny book.
A bit of romance will show up in the last 50 pages, but before Edie knows herself how can she love someone else?

What the book does have is family that she argues with and has drifted away from.
Coworkers and friends that turn out not to be friends at all.
Social media that has turned into a hell.
Being more or less exiled from work to write the auto biography of a hot tvstar.
Getting over someone and yes learning a few truths along the way.

Conclusion:
It was good, and well people can be such assholes, I mean really, arghh, aholes! (

Paperback, 544 pages
Published April 7th 2016 by HarperCollins (first published November 19th 2015)
Women's fiction, Chic lit
Library


42 comments:

  1. This sounds really good. I'm adding it to my wishlist.

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  2. Dang Jerks but yeah people can be jerks!

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  3. Good to hear about family aspect even with the ahole factor

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    1. There are always aholes, they did not bother me, they were just mean

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  4. You've been encountering quite a few of those jerks lately! Bah.

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  5. Awwww the assholes would bother me while reading.

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  6. omg this looks really fun!! I love wedding stories!

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    1. Well the wedding is only at the beginning ;)

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  7. Some people really can be awful. This sounds like a very original idea for a book. Thanks for the review.

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    1. It makes good drama, but I felt for her. Social media can be evil

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  8. LOL, yes people can be assholes. This sounds different :)

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  9. People can be assholes. Those are wise words. :D

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  10. Hm... not sure if it is for me. It is an election year here and that seems to be the theme... a-holes. I'm so over it. :p

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    1. He is not an ahole, he is beyond that. These are just regular aholes being mean on social media

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  11. I like the sound of the family here!!!

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  12. Sounds like a reality book. People can be assholes, and then we have to read it too.

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    1. Well....there were fiction moments too ;)

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  13. At first I thought maybe, but your review tells me no. It sounds too much like one of those "crazy/bad girl has to learn from her mistakes" kind of story. Pass.

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    1. Oh but she is not crazy or bad, she is a normal hardworking woman who has some issues from her past

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  14. Just goes to show that adults can totally act like children too! Her coworkers and their social media shenanigans sound terrible.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  15. Hmm sounds like a 'finding yourself' book - hope she did.

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  16. I liked the book I tried by her but I don't remember which one and it was a French title

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  17. People can be assholes! I'm totally reading this one! 😂😂
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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  18. I love this author and the growth of her characters is always so well done! I can't wait to pick this one up!! Great review!

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    1. I hope the library have more by her :)

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