Zoe Rose never quite fit in.
As the only kid in kindergarten with an enormous red afro, Zoe was taunted by the other little girls for refusing to share her "Annie" wig, even when she swore it was her own hair (it was).
In second grade, after seeing her best friend ridiculed for wearing a dirty, pink, polka-dot party dress to school every day, she became obsessed with...more
I was so angry at the lack of plot and character development, I continued to read it, in the hopes that the ending would blow me away and make up for the time I wasted reading it.
Instead I was let done with the anticlimactic ending and the last chapters that rush to ensure each character has a happy ending. From the ridiculously unbelievable ma ...more
Look, I am ALL about chick-lit. Totally. I read Nora Roberts for heaven's sake. But this bored me from the first paragraph (WITH the notable exception of when she goes to her first meeting with her large breast hanging OUT of her shirt)!! I so didn't enjoy it and I am SO not going to pretend I did. It had the same tone and cattiness of "Jane Austen book Club" (which I ALSO disliked greatly) and to be honest, I remember very little about this book. I really cannot believe I wast ...more
I'm not too far in, but I have to comment. No, this isn't the greatest book ever. But it's holding me interest. Normally I'll read books and think things like "wow, I've done that, I've thought that, I totally know what you are talking about." Not the case with this book. Zoe is nuts to me. She's 4'7" (ok, I get the short thing, though I'm that short), she's got ...more
The story focuses on a rather flawed and seemingly quirky magazine editor who has a lot going on in her life, and she seems to speak in a dialect that's meant to be q ...more
I like the book. I loved Zoe's sense of humor and her outlook on thing. I'll admit, she was a bit weird with her germaphobia and stuff but she made alot of sense. Each character was unique and I loved how they all came together in the s ...more
The plot was a rambling mess, as was the structure - three chapters are devoted to Zoe's first day, laden with superfluous detail. The characters are awful and even the most feminist of them engage in negative female competitiveness. This may have been Lessing's attempt at the kind of satire and irony Zoe purported to offer the magazine, but I was not buying it.
I will add this to the list and pretend like I didn't waste my time reading this. I don't know if I will read anything else by this author; perhaps if I get desperate.
I Look around at my fellow subway users. I'm trying to feel good about these people but everyone always looks so swollen and unhealthy in the morning.
On a better note, I did enjoy and breezed through the last 100 pages of this book. The author does have a sense of humor.