Sunday, 6 July 2014

Book Review: Happy(ish) by Cara Trautman

Recently I went on a free ebook downloading spree on Amazon and Happy(ish) by Cara Trautman was one of them that caught my eye (sadly it's not free anymore but still a reasonable £2.42). It takes ages to find some decent looking ones amongst all the extremely cringey looking 'adult' fiction crap! The description really piqued my interest- it didn't sound like anything I've read before and was amusing, snappy and to the point without giving everything away. I hate the really long winded ones that practically tell you the entire story and send you to sleep at the same time.
I haven't been interested in reading for quite a while now so I was looking for something that would gain my attention from the get go and this did just that. I can't be doing with slow burners! At first I thought it was one of the aforementioned porno books but luckily it was just a very bold introduction and actually set the scene very well. The character descriptions are great throughout the story and I could clearly picture each one in my head. The characters, and the relationships between them, were also believable and engaging- you really get a feel for them. As for the storyline it's nothing too complex. It's essentially about her relationship with her friends and family and their goings-on. As well as her struggle to feel like a proper 'grown up', I suppose, with a good job and a partner- a purpose in life. It's easy to read without being too light and fluffy as it has it's serious moments alongside the more funny ones- which it has plenty of! I think you can definitely relate to the main character, whatever your age, as she isn't depicted as perfect. She's just normal. Whilst there were a few typos and some parts of the story were weaker than others, and a bit frustrating, particularly her relationship with a certain fella at times, it had everything I look for in a good book. I like the authors writing style and humour so I'll be on the look out for more of her work, and I'd certainly recommend this one!

Do you have any book recommendations of late? 

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