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Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot
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Jan 28, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult

In whichever angle, this is definitely not The Book for guys. xD

It is, however, the perfect mirror for women. Everything about this book is just silly girlish. I swear if it isn't about anything a woman undergoes through then I'm not sure I'm a woman myself. By that, I mean EXes, soon-to-be-boyfriends, fiancees, and girl bestfriends combined with life and conflict rolled into a single book of pure and non-stop gossip. Top that.

As a matter of fact, I unexpectedly liked it.

Meg Cabot - the very same author of The Princess Diaries - has reflected through her story the daily thoughts of women and their opinions on anything, literally. The story, from beginning to end, was actually told through - get this - through a series of email messages, voice mails, journal pages, job memos, letters, receipts, and other random written statements exchanged along the course by the different characters. I was amused how the author has played a story so well without sticking to the traditional point-of-view manner of telling it. It was amazing - how she did that, I mean. Characters talk via email, text messages, chat boxes, and whatnot, but you actually catch the story. It might take time getting used to, yes, but sooner or later you'll get the hang of it.

And well, I wouldn't have applauded and praised her fantastic skills if it was just the execution of the storyline. There's more to that. The characters were all sooo well-defined and very carefully developed that you really distinguish who they are and their personalities by the way their dialogues were written. You could actually "hear" them utter the words. How genius is that?

The plot is ever so SIMPLE and STRAIGHT TO THE POINT but the author has made it interesting enough to hold the reader's attention. I may have to admit it isn't that exciting during the first part, but what the heck. I have reached the succeeding pages and couldn't put the freaking book down. It could've been the humorous lines that tickled the heart, I guess.

This book goes along with that chicklit list!

So ladies and damsels in distress, this might be especially written just for you. Meet the tough soulless lawyer who turns out to be the complete-utter-fool-of-a-woman's knight in shining armor. Feel like that girl to be rescued by this sarcastically sweet and good-looking man with that rescue complex you just couldn't resist. I may sound waaay overreacting now, but wait til you read the book and find out for yourself. :p
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