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After a devastating and humiliating breakup, Kate has become a total slouch. The intelligent and bubbly woman has dumped her plans of going to grad school and becoming a renowned anthropologist to be a slacker who barely leaves her couch if not for her sister and friends who are trying to pull her out of her rut. Thanks to a social connection her sister makes, Kate lands a job in the admissions department at a prestigious NYC prep school. There’s no time for slacking in her new position and Kate soon finds her life back on track.
This book was a quick read and exactly what I needed after reading The Nightingale and being just plain exhausted and stressed at the end of each day. It was a great escape from reality and I thought Kate was likable, relatable and a character I could really root for. While the novel centers mostly around Kate, there are several parts of each chapter that revolve around her parents, sister and close girlfriends. I honestly could have done without those parts and would have appreciated those pages be dedicated to Kate, her admissions job and her quest to get back on her feet and turn her life around after some setbacks. She is in the middle of a quarter-ish life crisis and I think there could have been a lot more substance and depth to her story. I did like this book and appreciated it’s light-heartedness, but I wasn’t completely in love with it. It’s a great book for a long plane or car ride or if you just need some light entertainment at the end of the day.
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
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