Who's That Girl?
If only you knew then what you know now . . . Imagine if you could go back ten years and meet your younger self – would you recognise her? And what advice would you give?
Back away from those PVC trousers?
DON’T give that idiot your phone number?
Lemon juice won’t bleach your hair – it just attracts wasps . . .
He's the one - don't let him go!
As I felt before with Alexandra Potter’s books, I think she picks great ideas and then doesn’t develop them enough.
The great idea here was: what if you could travel back in time and advise yourself not to make the same mistakes you did?
The poor development was:
1. The first 30% of the book was utter B.O.R.E.D.O.M.E.! You have to force yourself through it. I mean, if I buy a book about travelling back in time I can’t wait for it to happen! She makes you wait 11 ...more
Charlotte Merryweather is 31, successful, owns a PR agency, has her own apartment, dresses in designer wears, has a boyfriend and a very very busy and hectic lifestyle.
But, is she happy?
Out of the sudden, while out driving, she saw a girl who looks like her, 10 yrs ago.
And chance upon a guy whom she did not notice 10yrs ago.
What happened next is simpl ...more
This could have been a great story if the author had actually committed to what she was setting out to create, but she didn't seem to know how to actually do that.
If the story is about going back in time to help yourself make other decisions, then the characters should do that and as an author you should do that and not have it that she can't actually change anything. Other wise you've wasted not only the character's time, but also mine and ...more
Reading the back of the book, I admit I was already excited at the idea of this story. I was thinking a little too much along the lines of "being Erica" (goggle it if you don’t know it as if you enjoyed this book you will enjoy the TV series) and perhaps even a little sci-fi-ish....? (I said ish). I know it’s a chick-lit but come-on, it’s time travel all mixed into the pot!
I thought Charlotte was a little dumb at times, I doubted she was made of the hard stuff a women needs to have to survive in ...more
Plus i felt like the biggest part of the book was about her job, B.O.R.I.N.G.
I didn't understand the end. Did she dream of herself when she was 21 because of the medicines or what?
It has a happy ending, but it seems to me that something is missing.
Overall impressions: something is missing.
''OK, so I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm relaxed as such, but who is these days? I run a company. I have a mortgage, and responsibilities, and lines round my eyes to take care of. I mean, it's not like I'm twenty-one any more.And thank goodness.''
Okay,this was such a fun book.Like all Alexandra's characters,Charlotte(one of my favourite names,btw)is sooo relatable and lovable.She might be a PR manager,but she's not as serious as her title say she is.She changed a lot since her twenties-she t ...more
I enjoyed the book in as much as it was an easy, told-in-first-person read and didn’t seem the 363 pages it act ...more
This is exactly what happened to Charlotte Merryweather, a successful public relations executive in London. At age 31, she has her own PR firm, a stylish wardrobe, a personal trainer and what would seem like the perfect boyfriend for the perfect life. Underneath it all, is a stressed out executive who at the bottom of her heart, wonders if she's mad ...more
Most fantasy book make their characters able to change what they've done wrong during time travel, however Charlotte/Lottie(I prefer Lottie actually) didn't succed instead she understands the fact that maybe after 10 years, the moment to start with Mr.Barman right is finally right. Being abl ...more
I was looking through the library for a new book I would read, I saw the title and it reminded me of a well-known song so I thought I would grab it and read the synopsis. The synopsis made me want to read the book even more.
What category on the bingo board this book completes?
The category this book completes is a book with a female main character. I find it really interesting reading books about other females. It gives me an insight on how other females live and ...more
It raised some interesting questions, ok it's daft how she gets to time travel to meet her younger self but come on how many of us would love to do that? Or loathe to do that, but either way you probably have feelings about that.
The interesting point is there is a young girl - she doesn't have much - but she has the freedom that comes with not having much.
Then you have the older, more regal self who has all the things you think an adult should have, or nearly - she's not quite ...more
"The first time I saw her, it was boom."
"Yeah, boom. That was it...I'd fallen in love." - Oliver to Charlotte
- Upon reading the synopsis of the book, I got very intrigued and my interest was piqued sooo I immediately read it. It started kind of slow but the wait is bearable. As I dive into the story more, my affection for the book grows more and more as I try to finish it. It ...more
About this one in particular, I identified a lot with Charlotte as I'm a type A, OCD-ish person myself. I'm also far too busy for my own good. Reading this book there were some pleasant surprises that I didn't see coming. The writing kept me engaged, the characters ...more
The plot is good, the characters well done (in terms of chick lit remember) and the ending was too fraught. It followed the same lines of those that have come before. I see why they added the time travel element - it's the point of difference. But it just hasn't worked. The premise is good - ...more
10 Jahren zurück würden mir nicht reichen, 12 Jahre bräuchte ich. Nicht um die damalige Trennung zu verhindern (vielleicht doch?) aber ich würde mit der Trennung hoffentlich anders umgehen und ich hätte nicht so ein Trauma davon getragen.
Aber andererseits mag ich mich heute so wie ich bin und wenn mein Leben anders gelaufen wäre, dann würde ich nicht so ...more
When I started to read i found it a bit lame, thought "where is the story, come to the point.." But after a while it got me. Maybe because in 1997 I was also 21 and of course I started to think about myself that age. How cool we all were and with hindsight, how silly it seems now. But at the end, that's how we became what we are now, didn't we?
Yes, at some point the story is predictable. Maybe because we all read to much chick-lit over the years. But I do ...more
Hlavná hrdinka je workoholička a hypochondrička, ktorá stretne svoje 21-ročné ja, ktoré je jej úplný opak. ...more
The only thing that really annoyed me, which i wouldn't have noticed if i haven't read any other of her books, is th ...more
Charlotte ist 32 Jahre alt und steckt in ihrem Leben fest: Sie hat eine eigene PR-Firma, die zwar einigermaßen läuft, sie aber nicht glücklich macht. Sie arbeitet rund um die Uhr, hat ihren gesamten Tag durchgeplant. Ihre Nerven liegen blank, sie ist seelisch und körperlich nahe dem Absturz. Ihr Freund Miles sieht sie immer mal wieder, aber nicht so oft wie sie es gern hätte. Er plant mit ihr eine Zukunft, doch auch in der Sache fü ...more
Charlotte Mayweather is the famous owner of a PR Company based in London. She definitely has any girls dream in life: a successful business, a good enough of money that can sustain her life and an almost perfect boyfriend, but she still finds herself stressed from too much work, a little bit lonely and alone at times. She finds herself thinking of things that she coul ...more
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For the first time in a long time, I can, quite literally, smell the coffee.”