‘According to Netflix, this is NOT how my teenage life is supposed to look.’
When Emma Nash is ghosted by love of her life Leon Naylor, she does what any girl would do - spends the summer avoiding all human contact, surrounded by the Chewit wrappers he left behind.
Seeing Leon suddenly ‘in a relationship’ on Facebook, however, spurs Emma into action. She vows to use the...more
How long are you supposed to wait for a kiss to happen, before leaving?
Then his head whacked me in the face. It was nice, I think.
I want to say I have no idea why Dating Disasters of Emma Nash (Editing Emma in the UK) has such a low average rating on Goodreads, but if I'm being honest, I think I do. I mean, Emma is ridiculous. She chases around after, and obsesses over, this boy who seems like a prick. She makes all kinds of terrible decisions, and mopes for far longer than anyone should eve ...more
What does it say about me that I have to reread a book I read in May of 2018 because I can’t remember enough details to understand its sequel?
If you like Louise Rennison (RIP) and occasionally enjoy a silly romp about teen girls obsessing about boys and acting dumb as much as I do (how else would I relive the sweet memories of me crying in a school bathroom over some pimply boy?), this book is not a bad choice. The humor is not as strong as Rennison’s - it doesn’t land q ...more
So due to my being chronically ill I am obviously having to self-isolate. I mean it’s not that much different to my normal routine as I’m pretty housebound at the best of times but there’s just this whole life and death aspect to stepping outside my front door now and just... AHHH!
So I found myself needing a properly entertaining book. I ...more
a) the laugh ...more
Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.
”How come, when you do really mundane things on your own, it’s not art, but as soon as you invite people to look at you doing it, it can be art? I feel like that’s a rule that should change. I can be art right here, right now. I can be still unthinking, unfeeling art. Some might say I was just a person sitting and staring into space on a toilet, but they would be wrong.”
Disclaimer: Copy provided by Harlequin Teen via Edelweiss+ in exchange for a ...more
Editing Emma is such a refreshing read. It is funny in all the right places, witty where it needs to be and honest. Before picking up the book I had heard whispers of comparison to Louise Rennison’s series and it took only a couple of pages for me to see why. It is filled with hilarious anecdotes that are so relatable I couldn’t help but cackle to myself.
Emma has been ghosted by her ‘boyfriend’ Leon and after taking what she deems as adequate time for self-pity, she takes to stalking hi ...more
When 16-year-old Emma is 'ghosted' by the boy she is 'dating' (they were dating, right?! She didn't just imagin ...more
Rating: 4.5 stars
I picked up this book at the perfect time, while I was going through a period of self-realisation. (You can read about it in my mid-year review.) Why perfect? Because this book is all about Emma and her own self-discovery. Yes, there's a lot going on in it to do with boys and school and so on, but those aren't the point. Editing Emma is about Emma growing up (a bit). And despite a ...more
Since she's been ghosted by her then boyfriend and now Anna/Apple's boyfriend Leon, Emma blogs about how she's not coping at all. Until she reaches a big low and decides it's time to stop stalking Leon and Apple and edit herself. The story follows her disastrous attempts to find a replacement for Leon when he is all she really wants.
It had been a 4-star for a ...more
Don’t worry so much about meeting someone else I like. Be a version of MYSELF I like.
Editing Emma was light, short and a very summerish contemporary Young-Adult novel. It is told by Emma and her blog updates, which blog this might be we have no idea, but my guess is tumblr because she literally uploads every minute of every day. ...more
Easy to read since it's written as blog posts. I didn't like Emma. I thought this book was going to have more of Emma's dating mishaps but it was just her getting over this one ass. The humor was not my cup of hot chocolate (I'm not a tea or coffee girl)
(view spoiler)[I hate how she handled "dating" PAOLO, just going along with everything he said. (hide spoiler)] ...more
Yet another books that I was pulled in to the hype for right when it releases. I have to say I was pretty excited to pick this up because who doesn't like reading about other people's lives being a disaster so you can forget about yours for some time. I'm pretty sure that I finished this book in just about two days because it was so easy to read and quick as well.
This book is written in blog post form by our main character Emma. Emma has spent all summer living a hermit life at home while wallo ...more
Time commitment: I read this in like one day, though I would like to re-read it at a somewhat slower pace.
What it promises: Too lazy to hunt down my copy mid-book organisation to see what it was billed as, but I'm almost certain it would've been 'laugh out loud.'
What it delivers: Genuinely a book that made me LAUGH, multiple times. It's hilarious as fuck, yet doesn't lack substance. Seagar is really very, very good with humour, ...more
Chloe Seager you are officially a queen. This book had me laughing like I had just swollen chewits the wrong way and then spat them back out on my brothers neck or something!
I cannot explain how awesome this book is. I won't stop recommending this now—to like EVERYONE!
Emma was an exquisite and refreshing main lead who I just really want to be BFF's with and throw cookies at!
Five stars to this amazing read! ...more
I didn't really like Emma and her mopiness was really annoying. But there are some surprising insights and hilarity scattered across the book. And I loved Faith and Steph. So it was worth the read. ...more
— periods are discussed in detail, not just a passing comment here and there. They are actually discussed properly - how they feel, how they make you feel, how awful they can be etc. ...more
This book was the perfect mood-booster, and I loved the performance by Charlie Sanderson for the audiobook.
I liked the way the story was told, the personal blog posts, it really felt like I was in Emma's head. And I thought the story was great - a dramatic tale of friendship, first love, and self discovery. It's realistic, slightly cringey at times, and it doesn't shy away from what being a teen is like. It really takes a long hard look ...more
This book was an enjoyable, lighthearted read which I was able to read in an afternoon, however I felt that there were some problems.
There wasn’t a certain direction the plot seemed to be going so the book seemed drawn out and read like it followed the daily life of Emma, but didn’t really seem to have any interesting points. I found myself getting bored in some sections that I found unnecessary for the quality of the book. You ...more
I really enjoyed this book. Although it was nearly entirely done through blog posts and messages it flowed well.
Editing Emma had a lot of themes that I'm sure teenagers these days can relate to and it was quite refreshing to see Emma and her friends all (mostly) discussing masturbation openly and showing that 'yes, this is something girls do too!'
Although Emma isn't always likable and I would find myself getting ...more
This review will be a bit chaotic.
At first it was quite sad to see Emma be so destroyed over a short relati ...more
I adored the convo's about sex, masturbation, feminism and sexuality--because, THESE ARE THINGS TEENS TALK ABOUT!
This is a bit of a rambling incoherent review, but as a tween/tween I remember reading and re-reading the Georgia Nicolson books ...more
What an enjoyable quick read. Emma is (unfortunately) highly relatable. I honestly won't believe you if you try to tell me that you didn't act like that over a boy in high school. We all did. And man, thinking of those moments make me cringe as much as I cringed for Emma when she was making a fool out of herself. It gets better, Emma Nash.
Was this a thought-provoking Pulitzer prize winner? No, but it was a fun, light-hearted, make-you-laugh kind of book. It was a good time. Emma is hig ...more
also no offence but the audio book narrator - really annoying. she turned me off this a lot where im wondering if ...more
The book isn't a romance, but much more the psychological evolution of Emma, who makes wrong choice over wrong choice, but learns trough them.
I'll certainly read the sequel! ...more
Also: Emma would be really irritating to teach, what with the constant lateness, chattiness, going-to-the-toilet-to-go-on-the-phone-ness and general on-the-phone-ness.
That said, if the school/teachers had better behaviour management going on, these things probably wouldn't be a problem.
Those observations aside, I loved it! ...more
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