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Citizen Girl by Emma McLaughlin
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Jun 07, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: chicklit, would-never-rec
Read in June, 2007

how utterly depressing. you think it can't get worse after the ending of The Nanny Diaries but then it does.

the authors employ the same trope of using "Girl" as the main character's name, her boss is "Guy", the person she dates is "Buster", another character (a woman) is named "Manly". they obviously think they are sooo clever and so much smarter than their readers.

the problem is, the book tries to be about women, and feminism, and the way women identify, and why women are afraid to be identified with what the Barnard Center for Research on Women calls the "F-word" (feminism). however, it falls into every cliche possible, none of the characters are sympathetic, and the ending just makes it even worse. it's so over the top and riduculous it's hard to imagine they thought they could get people to identify by calling her "girl".

bad, bad book.
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