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Blueprints for Building Better Girls by Elissa Schappell
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First of all, thanks to the publisher and Good Reads for providing review copies to general readers. This is a great program and this book by Schappell was the first book I received through the Good Reads giveaways. I am not sure I would have picked this up on my own and that would have been my loss. I am off to a wonderful start with Blueprints and I can't wait for the next book I get.

This was a fun read. I am not sure what started the trend (which for me began with Melissa Banks)of linked, interwoven stories, but Schappell has done a good job with this genre. Each story does stand alone. Someone could read any of them and find them to be written well and interesting. But the added layer is great too. I found myself going back and forth among the stories, trying to make all the connections. I liked that aspect of this book a lot.

I do think the audience for the book might be women in their 20's and 30's, but I could relate to many of the characters. I would recommend this to readers of contemporary fiction; those people who like short stories and even fiction readers who don't always read stories. The interdependence of these tales might get short stories a new audience.

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