Saturday, January 26, 2008

(11) Straight Talking by Jane Green

I am officially on vacation!! So expect lots & lots of reading from me this week!!

Straight Talking by Jane Green was another one in my long line of Chick Lit books! And I think Jane Green ranks up there with Meg Cabot & Sophie Kinsella in my mind.

Straight Talking was a funny, smart, realistic book about a young woman, Tasha, who is trying to make her way in the London singles scene.

The book is written from Tasha's viewpoint. More like Tasha is talking directly to you. It is as if you are both sitting there over a cup of tea or a glass of wine , just shooting the shit. Tasha gets very honest about her prior relationships. Especially with Simon, their relationship lasted nine months (six months more than her usual three month relationships) & Tasha was completely devastated when she found out that he had cheated on her.

I can identify with Tasha on a couple of levels. The three month relationship thing, that seems to be my deal, too. Three months and they are gone. Or three months of WONDERFUL followed by several months of HORRIBLE before the relationship finally dies a painful death.

Well, one thing Tasha got out of the relationship with Simon was a wonderful friendship with his buddy, Adam. Adam is almost like one of the girls. Tasha can gossip with him, talk clothes, etc... and she never feels as if she has to be on her best behavior.

Then Adam makes a confession that changes it all. Tasha has to take a hard look at her life & decide what she wants/expects out of relationships. She has to decide what she can & can not live without.

Like I said, smart. Funny. And realistic!

You will not be disappointed!!


Lisa Mandina said...

I haven't read this one yet, but I like Jane Green, so I'll have to put it on my list.

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

You will LOVE this one, Lisa!! I think it is my favorite one of hers so far!

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