Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies
Harper Anderson has always thought she should have been born somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water po ...more
As Harper writes in a blog post, "At the end of the day, the jerk you went to homecoming with won’t matter. Your friend who kicked him in the balls when he was a jerk to you will. Because she’ll be kicking jerks in the balls for you for the rest of your life."
It's supposed to be YA, but felt to me very reminiscent of classic chick lit --normal girl lands an amazing internship at a Manhattan magazine, just happens to have a rich aunt who lives on Fifth Avenue and has a closet full of fabulous clothes and that rich aunt just happens to have a very cute dog walker. (Seriously, why don't these things actually happen to normal girls?) Girl learns how sup ...more
This book! GAH! Seriously guys, this book was THE perfect read for chilling by the pool or beach or just summer in general. It was lighthearted yet still thought out enough to keep me reading non stop (which is actually something I don't do very often since I have the attention span of a ladybug. Harper was an adorable character whom I wanted to squish hug since I very first met her. Her exploits are adorable, hilarious but still have that kernel of truth and self discovery. It really was the p...more
Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is so unlike anything I’ve ever read. This book tells the stor ...more
Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies definitely gave me the vibe of The Devil Wears Prada; however, it was way better than that book!
Harper, the MC, was amazing and completely likable. She's hardworking and is constantly under stress at work. She has to make everything just right and completely perfect or she gets fired. Seems kind of unrealistic to me becaus ...more
My Rating: 4 stars
Eh. I needed some fluff so i read this. The cover is very pretty and drew me in. I kinda liked the MC, she had her moments. She did turn a bit slutty, but i understand she needed to for her stories, but then she flips out when a guy tries to get sex from her?! Like you went up to a random guy and made out with him, what message did you think that would give?! The ending really bothered me, first, it was too quick. The major "climax" of the story was thrown in at the ...more
I won't make any friends on your level. I'm just going to make a big bowl of cantaloupe friends... Everyone knows that cantaloupe is the ultimate filler fruit of the fruit salad. No one asks for it, it's just there. No one really craves hanging out with cantaloupe friends. It's how you make do so you don't, you know, socially starve to death.
Aunt Vee has the pained look of a woman on the second day of a juice cleanse.
I just start crying. And not cute crying. Ugly crying. The kind ...more
Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is definitely the right pick!
It's funny, quirky and even has a bit of sass. I laughed, facepalmed and felt embarrassed all because of a book. I honestly had a good time reading this.
It's written in an easy, straightforward way which makes it so tempting to ke ...more
thanks to netgalley and simon pulse for letting me read this arc!
there's only one word for a book like this: addictive. for 300 pages, I was totally engrossed in Harper's world, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. there were some parts where I wanted to strangle her, there were some parts where I wanted to be her, but all of the parts made me want more. it was like an amazing mix of the devil wears prada, 13 going on 30, mean girls, and gossip girl, all rolled into one. and I love ...more
Harper did get a little hard to like but she does learn a lot throughout the book. Definitely worth reading!
This book was one of my most anticipated reads this year, so I was super excited when I picked it up at TLA. Harper has just landed her dream job--a summer internship in NYC being a relationship blogger for a teen magazine. Only problem is, she knows nothing about relationships because she has pretty much no experience. So, she uses her friend's trials and tribulations in the love world as source material.
First, let's take a look at that cover. It's beautiful. I cannot stop staring at it ...more
Like her namesake, Harper is a writer. Unfortunately, she's the dating blogger (and intern) for the biggest, most influential teen magazine. Why unfortunately? She doesn't actually date. Not for religious reasons or anything; she's just the most awkward girl known to man.
So she fakes it. She cribs a story from her best friend and works to get everything else ri ...more
Once again, we have a damn near insufferable protagonist—Harper. Harper is phony and not charming. She's a liar. She's kind of fucking rude (but thinks it's quirky and OMG embarrassing!). Her life is swimming in privilege that she ignores. The "love triangle" sort of situation was predictable and aggravating. Harper is so damn oblivious to the point where it just isn't charming.
As someone who has been an editorial intern NYC multiple times, the concept of a high school high-profile magazine ...more
The novel was extremely funny and everything tied together really well, not just the plot line and characters. I loved how the book did not just focus on romance (thank god for that), and also put themes of friendship in the limelight. There was an infinite amount of lessons put into this novel and I thou ...more
Guys guys guys! *jumps up and down* You need this book!! Seriously, it's a must! It's so much fun! It was oh-so-enjoyable.
Harper sent in an application to be an intern at Shift magazine, but she kind of lied. You see, the position available was for the journalist to have dating experience—the good and the bad—so she could give advises to the readers. Sadly, Harper barely has any experience in this department so she gets in by lying. Movin ...more
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