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If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster
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This is the sixth book I've read by this author. I like her writing style ... it's funny and sarcastic. My one complaint about her style has always been her use of footnotes. I find them distracting having to look down then back up to find my spot. Just include them in the paragraph.

This is her first fiction ... the rest of have been memoirs of her life. Lancaster may as well have just kept real names as they are so similar ... I could definitely hear Lancaster's voice. Mia is really Jen; Mac is really Fletcher. Even her pets are there. Her Polish grandmother was fun, though.

Mia and Mac buy a mansion ... they have spent a ton of money for it plus megabucks to restore it. They did the work themselves ... keep in mind that they have no experience and Fletcher Mac wants to figure it out on his own rather than doing any research. Crazy considering he's dealing with electricity! It was way over the top and irresponsible for them to buy this house and fix it up just because it was featured in a John Hughes movie.

All in all though, I'd recommend this if you are looking for a fun sarcastic read. If Lancaster writes another fiction, I hope she steps out of her comfort zone and truly makes it a work of fiction.

Blog review: http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2012/04...
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April 13, 2012 – Started Reading
April 13, 2012 – Shelved
April 13, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Loriann I agree about the footnotes! Although they are usually funny, I find that they distract me. I lose my spot, etc.

Teena in Toronto You've got that right!

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