Monday, July 15, 2013
Since You Asked, by Maurene Goo
Holly's wise cracks and cynicism are a currently-popular form of humor, so this book should sail with its target audience, but it frankly wears thin. Yes, I get that she's angry and frustrated, but I don't get much out of reading 200+ pages of the snide remarks. And the Korean angle, while not overplayed, has been gloriously done before (Gilmore Girls, anyone?). The resulting book is sassy, but ultimately insubstantial.
Never mind that the cover is the hands down winner for Least Appealing Image of the year! But hey, who am I to make snide wise-ass remarks?!
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