A stellar academic record, an amazing career in journalism - and for her current crush to realise she actually exists. The only problem? Josie can’t get through twenty-four hours without embarrassing her sister Kat or her best friend Angel, let alone herself.
Josie’s luck changes though when she lands an internship at the glossy fashi ...more
For a refreshing, hilarious take on the glamourous life of magazine publishing, The Intern is fun, fresh and filled with laughs as Josie starts her internship at Sash. All she wants is to complete her internship and sail into the career of her dreams, but instead, she finds a test of her life and wits, as she encounters a rollercoaster of challenges and drama.
Reading about the magazine life at Sash was so much fun! From endless beauty products, ...more
The story kicks off by talking about boobs and… exposing yourself (accidentally, of course!). What a great start and totally funny. I like the name Josie Browning; it's just so down to earth and unassuming and that’s just what Josie is. She’s charmingly clumsy, lova ...more
The Intern is simply fabulous and Josie is one of the most realistic and charismatic characters I've ever had the pleasure of reading. She's the shy girl, intelligent but lacks life experience which will endear her to readers.
My life was an ongoing series of humiliating incidents wrapped in a box of shame and tied with a bow of awkwardness.She's passionate about Journalism, so when her course placement sees her at Sash magazine, Josie is under no illusio ...more
Review originally posted at Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
Simply put, if you love The Devil Wears Prada (the movie that is, I haven’t read the book) then you’ll love The Intern. I could draw so many parallels while reading The Intern, but despite the similarities, I could still enjoy The Intern as its own work of art.
University student Josie Browning dreams of being a newspaper journalist but instead gets landed working at high prof ...more
But by day two she has interviewed a current boy band hunk, seen her article go viral and suddenly her writing is in demand.
This is a fun, light read. A real YA where Josie turns 18, experien ...more
At present - right after reading - I grant Gabrielle Tozer's "The Intern" four stars although the heroine, journalism student and magazine intern Josie Browning, had a painful chunk of growing up to do (in the beginning she is insecure, depends on the advice and decisions of her unpredictability moody, bossy y ...more
The Intern was a book which I found myself eager to read after reading the blurb (it reminded me a lot of The Devil wears Prada, a book I enjoyed and loved the setting of) and seeing it pop up a lot of Aussie YA reader’s blogs. I was also in the mood for something light and fun and the fun aspect was totally there, I liked how Josie and the other two interns had to compete at the well known Sash magazine, especially as there was a cash prize up for grabs too. I was all behind Josie from the b ...more
Floundering through her first days, she makes the best out of an odd situation. Making friends and enemies, she strives to achieve the best grade she can - and possibly even win the coveted cool $5k that the bes ...more
I was so happy to be able to get a ARC of this, as it’s already released in Australia and I’ve heard great things. I also love the Devil Wears Prada a whole bunch, so the comparison in the summary had me intrigued. I think this is one of the few circumstances where the comparison does this book justice. I was overjoyed to find myself whipping through the pages of The Intern. I would certainly put it in a compulsive reading category.
The thing I enjoyed t ...more
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Thank you to HarperCollins Australia for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
You can usually tell a book is good if you were so addicted that you finished it in one day. This is exactly what happened with me when I read The Intern. I loved the witty writing style with some great fun moments and the insight the novel offered into what it migh ...more
I really liked the easy flow of the writing. I was sucked straight into the story from the opening sentence, which is hilarious!
'Melons. The girls. Gazongas. I could rattle off every nickname in the world for my boobs - oops, nearly forgot jubblies - but ...more
The Intern follows Josie Browning, a 17-about-to-turn-18 year old who has just landed herself an internship at the coveted fashion magazine, Sash. She’s depicted as a clumsy girl that cannot seem to go a day without embarrassing herself and everyone around her with her supposedly crazy antics that’s isolated her and her best friend Angel from the rest of their grade. Currently in her first year of university, her lecturer has managed to land her a once in a lifetime opportuni ...more
I think it was my lack of interest in fashion and gossip magazines that meant I found the story a little hard to get into at first. But then Josie won me over, with her wonderful, quirky personality. She was nerdy, naive and clums ...more
Walking out of the toilet cubicle was more embarrassing than the time Mum made Kat and me wear Stackhat bi ...more
-the writing simply isn't very sophisticated. that's okay, but it maybe could be polished some more? It's simply adequate.
-the details, e.g. washing bikini's seemed really realistic. You can tell that Tozer has a grounding in real magazine journalism.
-Josie is an endearing heroine. She's also totally naive.
-The Billy debacle and th ...more
The Intern is one of those books that makes you laugh out loud and cringe with embarrassment because you've experienced the same awkwardness the characters have.
It was full of scandal, drama, romance and the author delivered these elements with hilarity and awesomeness.
The main character was so relatable and the things that happened to her were so funny and unbelievable.
Sure, some of the things in the novel were a bit too unbelievable but honestly, that's what made it s ...more
I enjoyed this YA novel, I have read a devil wears Prada, and the book is in a similar vein but its got a much younger feel about it, the main character also reminded me of Josie Geller from 'Never been Kissed' not only having the same first name, but also their similar characteristics, Nerd, no style but underneath the makings of a confident beautiful young woman.
The story st ...more
Review - No Spoilers
To be honest I didn't think I would enjoy this novel as much as I did. I didn't think much when I requested it and I grew wary thinking that it would be yet another review book collecting dust on my bookshelf. But I delved into it straight away and I was hooked from line one! And can I just say, how gorgeous is the cover? It's so different from everything else and it is certainly an eye c ...more
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher HarperCollins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The publication date is October 14th 2014.
This was a really entertaining read targeted to the YA audience. I found myself really enjoying it as I read through it and I am not sure if I will be able to express it in my thoughts here.
This was a really cute story about a girl who was trying to find her way in life. A ...more
Josie, is a really relatable character, however she is so naive at times and it really bothered me. Certain things that, I think, she should have picked up on she was so clueless and I just wanted to throw something!
Another thing that bothered me about this book was that there was a lot of focus on body image and lov