Hello and happy Wednesday. Today I want to share with you my thoughts on Will You Won’t You Want Me? by Nora Zelevansky. I was provided an ARC of this book via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, so before I begin I’d like to thank both NetGalley and the author.
When I started reading this book, I immediately got this Young Adult vibe. I mean the movie Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron.
The beginning of the book, and by that I mean the first three chapters, at least, was super cliché, which made the story predictable and sort of boring.
There was another bit at the beginning that reminded me of Walk of Shame, starring Elizabeth Banks. Seriously, you probably should start making a list of this movies and do a marathon when you’re done reading this post. That bit was funny and it took the novel on another direction, one that I liked better.
Our main character, Marjorie Plum, has to change her life completely in the course of two days after she gets fired from a job she hates, and then gets told by her roommate and best friend that she’s moving out to live with her boyfriend. This gets Marjorie into a series of situations the reader will find out about as the story progresses.
Marjorie, for example, ends up subbing for her new roommate as a private tutor for an eleven-year-old girl. That’s kind of cute, no? It’ also original. I was enraged, though, by the fact that Marjorie starts giving “boy advice” to her pupil. No, that’s just wrong.
This story is your typical “girl does a 18 on her life and discovers true happiness” kinda deal, but it grew on me. I liked the fact that, despite what the title might indicate, this novel doesn’t revolve around romance. Yes, there is romance, but the main focus of the story is the main character’s life and the decisions she makes as her situation changes.
In general, all the characters were likeable, except for Marjorie’s former boss, whose name I can’t remember, and the Vera and Brian, Marjorie’s former best friend and roommate, and her boyfriend.
All in all, I enjoyed this book. I was annoyed by the editing (or lack thereof), but then again, I was given an advanced copy, so I assume it wasn’t the final edition.
Have you read a book similar to this one? Would you recommend it? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Miss Camila