Lucy Sykes

Teoksen The Knockoff tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

The Knockoff (2015) 320 kappaletta
Fitness Junkie: A Novel (2017) 115 kappaletta

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Delivers just what you expect: 40 year old wealthy woman goes a little crazy trying to lose weight in upper crust Manhattan. Wacky characters and situations with some heartfelt midlife crisis scenes.

Enjoyable chick lit for slightly older women.
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hmonkeyreads | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |
Fast paced fun book about a young tech-savvy (and evil) editor at a fashion magazine trying to steal the show from her 42 year old "dinosaur" of a boss.

Readers are meant to sympathize with the dinosaur and that was easy for me since I am even older than her and have actually had more than one conversation recently wondering exactly what is the point of Instagram anyway?

Filled with fun characters and while the plot is completely predictable it was still a worthwhile use of time.

Perfect for light reading.
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hmonkeyreads | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |
2.5 stars

Boring until the end, it was nice to see Eve get her just desserts
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bellac89 | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 29, 2023 |
I cannot wait for this book to be released so I can recommend it to everybody. This is a satirical, intelligent chick flick that was an absolute delight to read.

The world Sykes and Piazza creates is extraordinary because it could be happening. Is it happening? I don't know. It might be happening this very second. If not, it'll be happening in five years. Set in New York City, basically everyone is obsessed with fitness and strange health trends (eating clay?) The upper class especially has the money to pay for these trends.

The plot did get a little outrageous around the end, but I could believe it all. At no point did I stop and wonder if the book was still realistic. I enjoyed the absurdity and felt that it really lent itself to the ultimate message behind the book. The novelty of the concepts that arose was a lot of fun, too, and I will not be surprised to see gourmet broth shops opening soon.

Janey was a perfect character, someone I'd love to have be my best friend and confidant. She's extremely clever and knows how to work the general human psyche, but is bumbling through life and relationships just like the rest of us in the meantime. I found Beau to be an intriguing character and I liked what the authors did with him and the consistency that came through the book.

Though I was hesitant to read this as I'm not a fitness-y person at all, I found the overall theme to be a lot of fun and Janey's scepticism mirrored my own. Thankfully, the overall message of loving your body was not delivered in an over-the-top and cliché manner as I expected.

I was laughing out loud while reading this. I became completely absorbed and had so much fun. This felt like a mature version of the Gossip Girl books, but was literary enough that I'm okay admitting I read it. I'll even recommend it to my mum.

If you're looking for something light-hearted but also relevant or something that will make you laugh, I highly recommend this book.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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whakaora | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 5, 2023 |


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