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Going Against The Grain

3.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Louise isn't sure where her life took the wrong turning, but it's not shaping up as well as she might have hoped. She's just turned thirty-two, her job as a party planner - the latest in a long line of occupations - might kindly be described as not her natural forte, and she watches helplessly as her dynamic elder sister charges up the career path. The only road Louise see ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 2nd 2003 by Arrow (first published 1999)
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May 25, 2015 Dennie rated it liked it
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I first read this book in my early 20's and I loved it. 10 years later I thought I'd re-read it. It was written in 1999 and I feel that it is a little dated. One of the characters didn't know how to work a computer properly, she was young and I found this to be unbelievable. I mean how many young twenty year olds don't know what a screen saver is. And if you didn't there is no way you would last a day working in an office.

Other than that the story is cute. It follows Louise, her sister and their
Dec 25, 2014 Joan rated it really liked it
I didn't get into it and have decided to put it on the book pile to give it another go later. Glad I came back and tried again because I loved it. The story is about real people, our chaotic lives and how we handle what we encounter. It also show how we presume to know know how others think and feel and how too often we are wrong. Loved Louise although felt like giving her a good shake at times.
Mar 07, 2010 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Louise
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Bought for me by my daughter
After a few months of reading thrillers and vampire books I decided to have a little light reading and chose Going Against the Grain a chick lit. The main character is called Louise, the more I read the more I loved her she was a little like my daughter same name Louise. Both Louises' had this aversion to growing up and neither one liked getting up in a morning which does not go down well with employers. She ends up getting pregnant at the age of thirty, (same for my Louise) and there the simila ...more
Dec 10, 2013 Luiza rated it liked it
The beginning of the book didn't really captivate me, but I decided not to let this book down, and it got more and more interesting... Some scenes are quite predictable, so there's no suspense and surprise, but overall, a nice book to read...
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Jun 17, 2008 Valerie F rated it it was ok
Shelves: chicklit
This book seems a bit unrealistic, but it was some nice mental cotton candy.
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Dissappointing ending
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