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Lizzie Jordan's Secret Life

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Five years after leaving university, Lizzie Jordan considers herself one of life's failures, unlike her high-flying friends. She still corresponds with Brian, a former student friend, and is overjoyed when he announces a visit.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published 2005 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published January 1st 2000)
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Jan 18, 2016 Mary rated it liked it
This was a long, hard read for me. The beginning of the book had so much promise and there was also a feeling of mischievousness within the quad of friends which kept the story interesting. However when it jumped forward 6 years to the present day and the story followed Lizzie and her 'disappointing' life, the book took a bit of a nose dive. It was at this point where reading became a struggle and was a test of perseverance .
So fast forward into the present day and Lizzie has not really progress
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Sep 22, 2014 Kathy Chung rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chic-lit
I find that the main character, Lizzie Jordan , is unlovable. She is one mess up and selfish girl.

The rest of the characters, Brian, Mary, Richard and what-not were also not endearing.

For a Chic-lit, I had expected it to be light and fluffy . At least with characters that have some quality which can be lovable.

Why I dislike Lizzie? For example she had the nerve to accuse Mary of not being a true friend to her when she asked Mary to lend her Mary's apartment for her to pretend as hers. Even hav
Jun 02, 2011 Agi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
To be honest, I really don't know what to say about this book, except that I really enjoyed it.
It's a total no - brainer but I need something like this from time to time: just to read and doesn't have to think too much:)
Lizzie was just hilarious with all her problems, but so warm and nice. She did make me angry with herslef a little at the end but fortunately, just shortly:) Actually, all the other characters were really good, and although I didn't like Mary for the biggest part of the book, I c
Aug 31, 2012 Sammi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book... it was a good, light read. I was smiling, cringing and shaking my head at times.
The protaganist was a weird one for me. I liked her, somewhat, but I kind of didn't want to. She annoyed me and I found what she was doing horrible, but at the same time... I was rooting for her. That was strange.

Aug 11, 2013 Tanya rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Good story, a little unbelievable at times but I have to say I was unsure who she was going to end up with. I would recommend this to anyone looking for some good chick lit.
Jul 18, 2013 Courtney rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This book was said to be "hilarious" by various reviews. I don't think I laughed one time while reading it. It was written well enough to keep me entertained throughout the book but not enough to make me want to read any of the author's other books. Slightly disappointing.
Jul 03, 2014 Julie rated it it was ok
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Joanne Rawson
I was really enjoying this book and then it began to get unreal, that was slightly off putting. On the whole a bad read, well written and made me smile in parts.
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