Sunday, September 1, 2013

Review: Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr

What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out. 
A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim, with her blog, "Pastel is the New Black," has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that "chick lit is dead" once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. 
While Kim's day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick-lit scene with a hot new book that's turning heads--and pages--across the land. It's also popped into Kim's inbox--for review. With their ten-year high school reunion drawing near, Kim's coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah’s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her off-line life.


Meredith Schorr is back with her third novel, "Blogger Girl", and I think it is my favorite to date. Book blogger Kimberly Long is an absolutely charming lead character that kept me invested in her story from page one. A little neurotic and a lot of fun, Kimberly navigates through her lackluster day job while maintaining a successful blog and carrying on a crush on her co-worker, Nicholas. The news that high school nemesis, Hannah, has a hot new chick lit book coming out is not exactly welcome news.  While trying to gracefully handle some serous bouts of insecurity, Kim has to figure out what it is she truly wants in life before she loses everything she has fought for.

Meredith Schorr is such a witty author that brings heart and humor to every story she tells.  Her characters are always a delight to get to know and this book was no exception.  There are well developed supporting characters that don't overpower the main story of Kim and her journey.  I love the strong friendships that Meredith writes about in her novels and a love interest that will make you smile. I just flipped back through "Blogger Girl" again to see if there was anything that I would say I wish was different and absolutely nothing.  This was a solid book from start to finish, highly entertaining and difficult to put down.  Even the books that are reviewed within the book were compelling.  And you will never think about The Beatles "Penny Lane" the same again.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the review, Michelle! So glad that you loved Blogger Girl!