I have a huge love for some light fluffy reads and chick lit was one of my favourites to read when I was around 19, so I thought I’d give this a shot.I have a huge love for some light fluffy reads and chick lit was one of my favourites to read when I was around 19, so I thought I’d give this a shot. I was sadly taken aback because this one was just too much for me.
The social climbing, sample sale shopping, husband hunting and name dropping was all too reminiscent of the Upper East Side life and I pretty much hated it. I thought our main character “Moi” was going to have a huge character change in where she realizes how selfish and shallow she really was. There was a minor inkling of it when someone tells it to her face, but I didn’t see much change in her. I found her to be wide-eyed and naive, pretty much wanting any guy who was good-looking or even gave her the time of day. I honestly can’t believe the amount of acronyms she uses in the book. They do speak in another language and I felt really annoyed about all the name dropping that was given. Julie, her best friend wasn’t any better. She almost an anxiety attack planning her book club and in the end, they all just wanted the attention of the poor professor Henry. It’s just like Mean Girls, but with money and houses.The only character that had promise was Charlie and I liked him instantly from the start. I just didn’t understand any of his attraction to Moi anyway so I figured in the end, he would be the rock that helped her.
I always wondered how the fabulously wealthy really lived, and I’m safe to say that my judgement was correct. I know this is fiction, and I know this is exaggerated for the book, but I still can’t believe some parts of this could be true. Who wrestles people for a coat?
Overall, I would recommend passing on this chick lit book. It wasn’t for me at all....more
A very honest portrayal about a girl's first everything: first love, first boyfriend, first time. I found myself laughing at somWarning: Sexual scenes
A very honest portrayal about a girl's first everything: first love, first boyfriend, first time. I found myself laughing at some of their thoughts and some of the dialogue. This is a cute and fun read and I loved how brutally honest it is. Never have I read about a book where the main story or plot is about sex. If I ever read this book as a teen I would have been majorly grateful. The relationship game is so evident in this one. Should I call him back? Do I look too clingy? Am I being too clingy? Etc. There are just so many questions a teenage girl needs to get answered and I'm happy to note that this one does answer them.
I didn't particularly like the characters, but I did enjoy all the fun escapades they got themselves into. Dom is a great person wanting to be a doctor but her dislike for animals really bothered me. Especially when Jessica was around. I don't understand how Dom would just give up her only dreams for a boy. It felt so quick. And she's not in love, she's in lust.
Overall, Anatomy of a Boyfriend is a fun and fresh take on the contemporary genre!
“I don't think changing for someone is bad as long as you're objectively changing for the better.” (56)
“Did things get 'a lot hotter' between you two? A little stove-top stuffing in the kitchen?” (86)
“Remember, no ring, no ring-a-ding-ding.” (92)
“I don't want to talk, Dom.” (97)
“You've got a long night of bronco riding ahead of you, cowgirl.” (151)
“I wish boyfriends could be as reliable as best friends.” (180) ...more