Review: Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr

Review: Blogger Girl by Meredith SchorrBlogger Girl by Meredith Schorr
Series: Blogger Girl #1
Published by Henery Press on February 14, 2017
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars

What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out.

A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim, with her blog, Pastel is the New Black, has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that “chick lit is dead” once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. While Kim’s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that’s turning heads—and pages—across the land. It’s also popped into Kim’s inbox—for review.

With their ten-year reunion drawing near, Kim’s coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah’s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her offline life.

Note: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD! 🙂 Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr was a quick, light-hearted read, which was apparently just what I needed to get out of my terrible reading funk. Blogger Girl was a joy to read and absolutely reminded me why I love to read, blog, and be a part of this community of book lovers.

Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr is about Kim, a communications degree holder, legal secretary, and successful chick lit blogger nearing her 10-year high school reunion. In preparing for her reunion, she tries to catch the eye of one of the attorneys and chews on the fact that her high school arch nemesis is about to publish a new chick lit novel that was just pitched to her for review.

From the first page of Blogger Girl, I felt a connection with the main character. Perhaps it was the synopsis, Kim’s love for books, or the fact that we’re both vertically challenged that drew me in. Regardless of what it was, I just knew I’d enjoy this read, and I pretty much started reading it the moment the eARC hit my Kindle.

Overall, I think all of the characters were fairly well developed, including the secondary characters. You have Kim, the main character; Bridget, the best friend; Nicholas, the love interest; Rob, Kim’s boss; and Heather, Kim’s high school arch nemesis. Each and every one of them had their chance to show, at one point or another, some of their quirks and personality, which I thought was fantastic! The plot didn’t only feature a single storyline either, but multiple crafted together.

I must admit, however, that Kim did seem very immature at times, especially considering that she works at a law firm for the main attorney. I can’t think of any real life scenarios that would allow a legal secretary as much freedom that Kim had, which included being able to blog on the job. Her situation with Heather also could have originally had a bit more finesse to it. (Granted, I have yet to deal with my 10-year reunion. So who knows what will happen…) Despite her occasional immature attitude, she did pull through in the end.

Also, this is chick lit. So I’m not all that surprised by the cliché way one of the conflicts was resolved. Personally, I don’t mind well crafted clichés that flow well. This one, however, I thought was quite cheesy. So cheesy, I just couldn’t look! (Not really, but hopefully you get what I mean.)

All-in-all, Blogger Girl by Meredith Schor was a fun read with fairly well-developed characters considering that it is a quick read. I’d recommend it for readers of chick lit and readers that want to spend a few hours with a main character that’s a fellow book lover.

(Also, did I mention, I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK!) <3

four-stars

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