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Book Review: Chick Lit

Posted on Jan 2, 2018 |

Sociable by Rebecca Harrington


Chick Lit

This novel had some good writing, but it was difficult for me to identify with twenty-somethings who spend their lives on their phones tweeting and Facebooking and snapchatting, living for “likes” and comments. Also, the characters ad been communications majors, and yet all of them in dialogue abuse the words “like” and “literally” and end sentences that should be statements with question marks. Example: “But like, then I was like, Why do you want to know! And he was like, Well what if I moved in? Kind of like a joke? But then we actually talked about it more and he was like . . .”

Elinor and her boyfriend Mike are trying to get their careers in journalism going in New York City in an era when most magazines and newspapers are dying. Elinor consistently says she’s a feminist, but has almost no self-esteem when it comes to Mike or her new career trying to write things that go viral for a website that doesn’t actually make money.

I’m also a feminist and many of my friends are, but never in my life have I had a conversation that goes something like, “That was not very faminist of you. What I did was feminist.” “That was not feminist of you!” Is that how twenty-something feminists actually talk?

Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this novel.

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