Aug 24, 09
Read in August, 2009
Lily's husband leaves her, so she moves back in with her parents, becomes obsessed with her high school self, and attends her 20th reunion. I liked the 80s nostalgia, and the suburban details, which were dead-on and allowed me to pleasantly recall my own suburban teenage years. The rest of the book was very slight and not worth reading; the main character veers between stay-at-homebody and popularity-obsessed trendster, which made little sense, and there is a lot of TELLING rather than SHOWING. It was like the main character was in a trance as she made a series of stupid decisions. I learned from this book that I should stop picking library books off the shelf at random.