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Anatomy of a Single Girl

(Anatomy #2)

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  1,316 ratings  ·  270 reviews
After everything that happened - my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup - jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low fo ...more
Hardcover, 227 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Delacorte Press
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Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
I really wanted to like this book. I really did. But, sadly, I wanted to throw it against the wall in a fit of rage. It was so frustrating for me.

Anatomy of a Single Girl is the sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend . While the first book in the series introduced us to relationships and firsts- first kiss, first love, first time; this book introduced us to what happens after all those firsts dissappear. How do you feel then?

I was really excited for this book, because I thought that I could final
Jenni Arndt
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-ebook
And the series continues to be great! I jumped into ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL immediately upon finishing ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND and it did not disappoint. We get to see a very different side of our MC, Dom and we also get to revisit some of our favorite relationships from the first.

We meet Dom upon finishing up her first year of college as she is headed home to spend the summer. Good old Calvin is dropping her off and we see that she is still torn on her feelings for this funny guy. I was happy
Mia  Bakhthiar
Pretty much mindless drivel about 'love' at first sight, and its benefits.

It wasn't my cup of tea, personally. At all.
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

I was not expecting Anatomy of a Single Girl, the first book I’ve started and finished this year, to be more than a fluffy, fun read. Nothing wrong with that. But lemme tell you, it shocked me. Shocked me because it was so much smarter than that, shocked me so much because I was blushing like a maniac because it was overflowing with sex. And not only the kind you have with a hot guy, trying to get your first O (oh that’s in there too) but um, the
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
If possible I think I enjoyed this one even more because it covered everything that the first one didn't, and a lot of the important things that other novels don't cover. Like friendship (and how even those suffer breakups), the after period of a breakup, the rebound, and the friend who you wish you could be with even if you've never felt that way towards him. And it talks about those awkward first visits home after you've been away at college.

Basically what I loved about this novel is what I e
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Anatomy of a Single Girl is about Dominique's experience as a single girl in college, with all the scary firsts behind her and a future as an adult ahead of her. Like Anatomy of a Boyfriend, this book has a lot of sex. But there's a huge difference in the sex scenes in the two books. The first book has a ton of super-detailed, awkward, uncomfortable scenes, but in Anatomy of a Single Girl, the sex scenes are less graphic and easier to read. The sex scenes start to focus less on what Dominique do ...more
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! I won a copy in a First Reads giveaway.

More of Dom’s sex adventures, this time with 100% less attachment and 300% more sex? OH YEAH, I’M HERE FOR THAT. In truth, I won this book first in a giveaway and bought the first book in this series afterwards so I could read them in the right order. Whoopsie daisy. But my random giveaway-entering and winning was worth it because I’m very glad I read these books. Like its predecessor, Anatomy of a Single Girl has it
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read this book two days after reading the first book, Anatomy of a Boyfriend, both in one sitting; they were that amazing (and quick to read as well). I mentioned this in my first review, but I’m going to mention it in this one as well: these books are the reason I want to get back into contemporary fiction. I am a picky contemporary reader, but Anatomy of a Single Girl, hit all the right targets for me. Introspective, intelligent, and slightly ignorant main character: check. Realistic and rel ...more
Chelsey Wolford
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is, of course, a sequel to the first book in the Anatomy series and is one that I wish I had read before I had my heart broken for the first time or went away to college. Dominique, or “Dom,” has had her heart broken and feels like she will never be able to have those same mushy gushy feelings for anyone else ever again. She is content enjoying her time at college and time with her best friend, Amy, and doesn’t try to force herself on every available guy that she meets in between. Unti ...more
Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally, I'd intended to only peek at the summary for Anatomy of a Single Girl because I hadn't heard too much about the novel, but a couple hours later, I found myself already halfway through the book! Written in an unflinchingly candid style, Daria Snadowsky's Anatomy of a Single Girl is an addictive contemporary read which held my interest from the very first page.

I'll admit, I haven't actually read the first book, Anatomy of a Boyfriend, but I really don't think it affected my reading exp
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-book
Anatomy of a Single Girl is the sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend. Daria Snadowsky takes a serious subject and adds a twist of humor to it, keeping the responsible outlook on sex forefront. I loved to see every teenager read this novel. I'm sure if teens did, the backseat of a car would be seen in a different light. I also wish girls would ask guys to do what Dominique did when faced with the decision to have sex with a guy.

Dominique (Dom) is coming home for summer vacation after her first year i
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
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After liking Anatomy of Boyfriend, I was so excited to get the chance to review the sequel. With that being said, it is pretty easy to read the sequel if you haven’t already read the first book!

The story follows Dominique during summer, after completing her first year of college. This is when she meets Guy. At first, she has a relationship on her mind, but Guy doesn’t want that. In his mind, the time then spend together has an expiry date at
Jennifer Madero (Boricuan Bookworms)
asdfghjkl Why?! D: I was already Team Guy... :( Review to come soon :)


Rating: 4 stars

This book... Gosh it was so amazing! Way better than the first one :D At least, I think that :)

After Dominique aka Dom finished her first year of College, she goes back to her hometown to spend the rest of the summer with her family and best friend. While in her internship to become a doctor, she meets Guy. And like that, both venture into a friendship with benefits. Leaving emotions and preoccupations b
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I had a lot of fun reading Anatomy of a Boyfriend, which was about Dom's first relationship in high school and how that relationship transferred over into college. It was funny and quirky, yet had its serious and emotional moments. I was really excited to see where Dom was now and how she was fairing as a single girl in college.

After Dom's first boyfriend broke her heart, Dom has decided she doesn't need a man while she's in college. How could she when all she can think about is her first love?
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review can also be found here.

I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one, maybe even a bit more. Dom finally realizes that she doesn't need a guy to feel good about herself and she spends her summer not worrying about her ex or their breakup. She meets a guy named Guy and her reckless and carefree side comes out, but she still manages to be safe when it comes to the sex aspect.

This is the book that looks at what happens after all of those firsts that she had in the previous novel. We
3.75 Stars for me.

Though I admittedly did not read Anatomy of a Boyfriend I still found this easy to pick right up on. I found it fresh and fun and a nice light and fast paced read.

I loved Dom voice here. She's so matter of fact and I can imagine how quirky and funny she must have been in book one, falling in love and trying out all those sexual firsts with such a serious and clinical demeanor.

Here she's shed her first love (or was dumped to be exact) and is moving on to a more causal experien
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Even though quite a few years have passed between Anatomy of a Boyfriend and Anatomy of a Single Girl, Daria Snadowsky manages to keep Dom's voice exactly the same and I fell right back into her world. I liked Anatomy of a Single Girl even more than Anatomy of a Boyfriend, though I still think both are excellent reads.

I love Dom - she is such a fun character. She is so awkward at times, funny at others, and really just truly great person. She brings her medical brain mentality to every
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
i liked it because once i finished the first one anatomy of a boyfriend i want4ed to know what else would happend with her love life beacuse ti didnt like the ending becasue she didnt end up with Wes. But this one continues off with the main character Dominiques life but instead of highshool this time is during her college career summer. This time she has a guy besfriend name Calvin but then she leaves for her summer trip she meet a boy name Guy and thats how it all stars with her love life with ...more
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
okay it wasn't as good. it was boring and a slow read. ...more
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
wow this read like a bad fanfiction. the sexy scenes were so incredibly weird. and i didn't like guy at all. he really grossed me out tbh. and why is his name guy? there were some really deep quoted woven into the story tho, which i liked. ...more
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.

After reading Anatomy of a Boyfriend, I was super excited to read the stand alone companion novel, Anatomy of a Single Girl, sure it would be another upfront and honest read. And I wasn't disappointed! Another great book from Snadowsky!

Like Anatomy of a Boyfriend, this feels like an educational book told through story. Dom explores her sexuality further, and what is it is she actually wants from a relationship emotionally - and what kind of relationship
Janet Morris
There are some books in life that you know your life is better because of. This isn't one of those books. To be honest, I probably wouldn't have read this book if I hadn't checked it out at the same time as I checked out the first book in the series. I didn't like that book and I didn't like the continuation of the neurotic drama that is Dominique Baylor's sex life.

Like with the first book, everything was clinical. I know that Dom wants to be a doctor, but it almost felt like the author was tryi
Jenny / Wondrous Reads
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
I read Daria Snadowsky's first book, Anatomy of a Boyfriend, in 2007, before I'd even started blogging or knew that book review blogs existed. I remember reading it quickly and enjoying it, and I remember liking how realistic it was in its portrayal of teenagers and sex. Snadowsky's books have been likened to Forever by Judy Blume which, I think, is one of the most accurate comparisons out there. These books are a no-holds-barred insight into a teenager's mind, and they're not even slightly afra ...more
Brittany S.
4 stars
Not as good as the first one for me, but still really enjoyable!

Review originally posted on The Book Addict's Guide: I felt like ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND really just hit it home with the realism and that’s why the book was so good. It was simple, yet entirely epic since these relatable tales of relationships, school, boyfriends, and sex are all epic moments in a teenager/young adult’s life. I really enjoyed reading Dom’s story — like she was a best friend of my own so I immediately picked
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the author, however this did not effect my opinion of the book in any way, shape or form. All of these opinions are 100% my own.

Anatomy of a Single Girl is possibly one of the most realistic contemporary novels that I have ever had to read. It follows Dom, a teenage girl who has just completed her first year of premed at college and is spending her first summer since becoming single the previous summer. Of course, she starts a summer romance with a guy named..
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-releases
Anatomy of a Boyfriend was an interesting read for me, in that I enjoyed it and could especially see the value in it, but I couldn't say I'd want to read it again. But, Anatomy of a Single Girl was a very different experience! Not only did I really enjoy it, but I can definitely say I would reread it. To me, everything about this one just worked so much better than in the previous book.

Anatomy of a Single Girl picks up a few months after its predecessor. Dom is finishing her summer at Tulane and
Ginger at GReadsBooks
Original review posted at GReads!

Where do you go when your first time was with a boy who was also your first love, followed up by your first heart break too? Anatomy of a Single Girl is the continuation of Dominique's eventful firsts, as we take a trip home with her for the summer after her freshman year of college. It's been several months since the break up, and as much as Dom likes to think she's on the path to being over it, she soon realizes that getting with someone new doesn't necessarily
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was so psyched to get the galley from my librarian. Thanks Jennie! I've been waiting for a sequel since the first Anatomy book. The book is even shorter than the first, but it covers a lot less time, just part of summer vacation. Dom is back home and gets involved with a new person (which was a surprise since I thought this book would be all about Calvin from the first book). Dom is ready for love again, but this new guy takes her on a different path than what she had with Wes from the first b ...more
I enjoyed this book much more than it's predecessor! The writing was of equal quality (which is good because I liked it a lot in the previous book), but I enjoyed the characters a lot more. Dom's "love interest", Guy, wasn't at all annoying, like Wes was. I found him quite charming actually. I liked Dom better with him. Dom's parents didn't bug me quite as much in this one either. Though they aren't as prevalent in this book, so that could be why. And, of course, I absolutely loved Calvin and Am ...more
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was pretty excited for this after reading the first book (which wasn't my favorite) and I'm disappointed to report that Dom is just as annoying as ever!! the girl needs to get her stuff together! Really didn't enjoy this book, Dom kinda just ruins it with her crazy obsessive personality and constant whining. ...more
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