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3.26 of 5 stars 3.26  ·  rating details  ·  512 ratings  ·  75 reviews
Notícia de última hora: a ambiciosa produtora televisiva Becky Fuller é despedida de um programa matinal de Nova Jérsia e a sua carreira começa a parecer tão deprimente como a sua vida amorosa.

Desesperadamente necessitada de um emprego, mas ainda assim cheia de um optimismo sem limites, Becky promete assentar bem os pés na terra e depara-se com uma oportunidade no Daybreak
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Paperback, 250 pages
Published November 2010 by Quinta-Essência (first published January 1st 2010)
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Marleen
This is an entertaining and “fluffy” read (wink!). I’m glad one of my US friends thought of me and gave it to me. As this novel is based on a screen-play, there’s isn’t much in-depth characterization, but it doesn’t spoil the reading experience. The premise of a morning talk-show is actually quite exciting and colorful. The story reads very fluently and I could visualize those great actors (especially Harrison Ford as the grumpy and unique Mike Pommeroy) delivering a few of those great lines. No ...more
Erin
Reviewing movie novelizations is tough (though probably not as tough as writing them). If there are weaknesses in plot or characters, lack of motivation, or inconsistencies, do you blame the author or the screenwriter? Where does one person’s creation end and another’s begin?

Morning Glory isn’t perfect, but it’s full of fun characters created by Aline Brosh McKenna and fleshed out by Peterfreund. The plot really does play as the perfect chick flick. Girl unlucky in love and life starts over in N
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Meg
Diana Peterfreund’s Morning Glory is the novelization of the movie of the same name, written for the big screen by Aline Brosh McKenna. It’s obvious from the start that Peterfreund, a successful novelist, is working within someone else’s parameters — and that’s what makes this one so tough to review. As Erin at Lit Snit so articulately asked, “Where does one person’s creation end and another’s begin?” Basically, this wasn’t originally Peterfreund’s story or characters — so can we really evaluate ...more
Katy
Cuando Becky es despedida de el trabajo por el cual había dejado la universidad y no tenia una vida propia su mundo se cayo a sus pies o a algún lugar mas doloroso. Pero después de meses desesperada consigue ser la productora de Daybreak el programa más patetico matutino y ella tendrá que hacer todo lo posible para que este perdure en el aire.

Una lectura muy simple y fluida para momentos en los ue no tienes nada que hacer. Tuvo momentos en los que quizé extrangular a Becky por estúpida pero todo
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Abby
Apr 22, 2011 Abby rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Abby by: others by the author
This was a novel written AFTER the movie was made, based off the screen play. I like this author, and I adore Harrison Ford who played one of the leads. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'd to after reading this book. Light but with a strong female lead, a good book for a bad week.
Sarah
This was cute, and way better than I thought it would be. It's a novelization based on a movie, so it's not terribly deep. It was a super quick read, I read the first 60 pages on the train, then finished out the rest in a couple hours snuggled up with MaizeCat. The conflicts our main character face are super simple easy solve things, but this did have to fit into a movie length at one time, so it's not like there could be that much more to the book. The author did well with what she had given to ...more
Stephanie
I'm generally a "read the book before I see the movie" kind of gal, but I figured since this book was written in the reverse (in that it was written after the movie) that I would try this approach as well and watch the movie first. Plus I love Diana Peterfruend as she has written my most frequently reread series...so I had to give the book a fair shot.

The movie wasn't any work of cinema masterpiece, and in turn, the book was no literary wonder either. However, given the material she had to work
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Lauren
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Sarah
Review originally posted here.

I still want to watch the movie, especially because I really love Harrison Ford and seeing him as a grumbling news anchor sounds like great fun. But since I doubt I’ll get a chance to go see a movie anytime soon (especially because I can only take so many times of seeing movies alone), I figured I’d read the book. And I really like Diana Peterfreund, so that was a point for the book too.

Morning Glory was clearly a mix of both a film novelization and your standard ch
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Raquel Curvacheiro
Bem, na verdade gostaria de lhe dar um 3,5 mas, à falta de meios pontos, tenho de me resignar com o 3.

Andava numa fase em que me apetecia ler algo leve, que me permitisse abstrair do trabalho ao mesmo tempo que não me fizesse pensar... Teria de ser algo que, acaso a leitura fosse interrompida pelo meu filhote de 2 anos, eu não perderia o fio à meada. Só havia um problema: não sou grande fã de literatura light e não acho piada às histórias "boy-meets-girl".

Nem de propósito, ao fazer as compras do
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Stephanie Cowart
I was feeling kind of down when I started reading this book. I finished it two hours later smiling like a goofball!
It's actually based on the motion picture of the same name. I've never read a book based on a movie - usually it's the other way around. I haven't seen the movie yet but I definitely will. I laughed out loud so many times! The actors for these characters are so spot on too!
Becky Fuller gets fired from a small morning show in New Jersey and feels adrift until she lands a job working
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Rita
Diana Peterfreund formou-se na Universidade de Yale em 2001, em Geologia e Literatura, o que levou a que a família a questionasse se o seu sonho seria escrever “livros sobre pedras”. A autora, que foi estilista, modelo e crítica gastronómica, lançou a sua primeira obra em 2006, “Sociedade Secreta de Raparigas”, que dá início a uma tetralogia.

“Manhãs Gloriosas” foi editado inicialmente a Janeiro de 2010 e traduzido para Português em Novembro do mesmo ano. Neste volume somos apresentados a Becky F
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Ivye Allen
I'm only a chapter in at this point (time of metro ride to work this morning). But I like it so far. I thought the movie was based on the book and since I didn't get around to seeing the movie in the theaters, I figured I could read the book before I rent the movie on DVD and compare. But once I really looked at the cover, I realized the book is based on the movie's screenplay. I don't think I've ever seen that before and I certainly know I've never read a book based on a screenplay before. I us ...more
Katie
I decided to watch the movie "Morning Glory" before reading the book, which is something that I normally try not to do. However, I did not realize that this book was based on the movie. Therefore, I am sure it would have been a great book if I had not watched the movie first. I felt like I was reading a screenplay, as the book was the movie scene by scene and nothing had changed. Because I knew the story and the characters already I felt bored and I rushed through the book. But if I had not watc ...more
Lindsay
I got this book because I want to see the movie. I thought that the book was made first, then the movie, but it's the other way around. This book is actually based on the screenplay for the movie.
It's about Becky who works for a morning news show in Jersey until one day out of the blue she gets fired. She manages to get a job in NYC working for another morning show that is in dire need of a make over. On her first day she fires one of the anchors and needs to find a new one, so she manages to g
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Aerien
Meg akartam nézni a filmet, de elfelejtettem. :( Aztán megláttam tegnap a könyvtárban és nem tudtam megállni, hogy ne vegyem ki. :) Ha filmen nem is, de legalább a könyvön hadd nevessek. :)
Eszméletlen jó volt. Nekem nagyon tetszett. Beteg volt ott mindenki nem csak Becky. Nem tudom hogy a valós életben is így zajlik-e egy reggeli műsor készítés, de ha igen akkor az a legizgalmasabb munka a világon. :D
Én nagyon sokat nevettem rajta, főleg Ernien, szegényt a végén már sajnáltam is. :)
Összességé
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Mackenzie O'brien
This book is about a hopeful news producer who is fired from her job at a local station and picks up a new job at an awful nationally syndicated morning show. She has to deal with two egotistical news anchors and the expectation of her failure.
I didn't like this book because the main character's portrayal was very strange. She is described as headstrong and determined, but her actions make her seem silly and unfocused. It made me wonder what the author really intended to do with the character.
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Dorottya
I have to admit that I haven't seen the film, so I can't review this book in comparison to the movie.

I loved it. I would have loved to see more happening and more of the inside processes of characters, but I know that it worked from a fix material. But anyways, it was the perfect chick lit book. What I liked about it most that it had a main character who was indeed different but loveable and not incredibly over-the-top or stupid - I haven't read a chick lit book in A LONG TIME which got their ma
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Amanda
Becky begins the story in New Jersey, working for a morning show she has been with since she was 17 years old. She dropped out of college to become the producer and she’s finally feeling like she’s going to get the raise she’s wanted for so long. Then the other shoe falls, she’s not only not getting a promotion but they’re letting her go, with plenty of experience in a small morning show but not enough for anything bigger and no eduction to back her up. After weeks of searching she finally finds ...more
Meagan
I read the book because I am a fan on Diana Peterfreund's series Secret Society Girl, and I'm a little excited about the movie.

One thing I like about Peterfreund's books are that I can generally read them in one day and love them. This book I was a little hesitant as it is adapted from a screenplay and as another review put it who do you blame for things that bothered you? One thing was when Becky was becoming passionate the person she was talking to you say, "Are you going to start singing?".
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Kerri
I thought the book was just a good read. I read it as if my best friend was telling me about a part of her life. It was comical and down to Earth. I love books such as this one; it's about living life. The main character in the book is not any different than anyone else in the world she is working as hard as she can to make a life for herself, something she can be proud of at the end of the day. She faces ups, downs and complete and utter failures. I loved this book and I am very glad I bought i ...more
Magdamaz
very good book, very funny, easy to read, interessing and positiv. Just what I was looking for :)
Rosa Ramôa
Livro-novela cor de rosa clarinho*
Bea Comet
tipikus tie-in könyv, maradok a filmnél.
Jennifer
now I want to watch the movie!
Lynsey
I picked this book to read because I needed something quick and easy to get me to my Goodreads challenge number for the year. I was right, this was a quick and easy read. I read it in about 5 hours with breaks for breakfast and lunch and showering. However, as with most books, I found that because I read it through with relatively few breaks, I enjoyed it more. It was cute and predictable (I haven't seen the movie), but it was just the sort of light-hearted read I needed.
5lambert_taylor
The book morning glory was about becky fullers life that was revoled around working at a morning televsion show. Because of that her time succdules all outta wack and cant find anytime for romance. When she gets fired she looks instill she finds a job as an employe of daybreak and tries to bost the viewers of there show up. Everyone doubts her and she keeps doing everything in her power. But will becky succeed in work and even find love on the way read and find out.
iLa
I probably should have read this before watching the movie. I didn't finish it. Maybe I should have given it more time? I liked the movie, but after beginning this one felt like I was basically reading the script. Then I realized the book was based on the movie...not the other way around. My pile of "to read" books is so tall I decided that I'd rather move on to the next one. Not read one that I know what is going to happen because I just watched it.
Amanda
I loved this movie so I of course snatched up the book as soon as I saw it. Working in TV I can relate to a lot of the issues the main character has had to deal with while working on a morning show. This was a fun read and very easy. My only complaint, since it is based off the screenplay of the movie, it read as almost an exact play by play of the movie. It would have been nice to have a bit more fleshing out. But a fun read all the same.
Jami
I almost wonder if I should give this one 4 stars. I laughed throughout most of the book. Out loud. Totally fun and refreshing change of pace from a lot of the boozer books I've wasted my time with lately. There's some PG-13 language and allusions but not nearly as much as Sophie Kinsella's books. If the movie is half as good as the book I'll be impressed. They could pretty much make a movie dialogue word for word from the book.
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Diana Peterfreund has been a costume designer, a cover model, and a food critic. Her travels have taken her from the cloud forests of Costa Rica to the underground caverns of New Zealand (and as far as she’s concerned, she’s just getting started). Diana graduated from Yale University in 2001 with dual degrees in Literature and Geology, which her family claimed would only come in handy if she wrote ...more
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