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Monday, November 23, 2015

Review: Copygirl by Anna Mitchael and Michelle Sassa



Blurb from Goodreads:
Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada in this lively debut about a young woman working at the hippest ad agency in New York...

So. You want to work in advertising. The glitz, the glamour, the cocktail-fueled brainstorming sessions and Xbox breaks. Sounds like a dream job, right?

Wrong. The reality can be a nightmare. There are five simple rules for succeeding in the ad world—and I think I’ve already broken every single one…

1) Never let them see you cry. Even if your best friend breaks your heart. And posts it all over social media.

2) Be one of the boys. And, if you were born with the wrong equipment, flaunt what you've got to distract them while you get ahead.

3) Come up with the perfect pitch in an instant—or have your resumé ready to go at all times.

4) Trust no one. Seriously. If you don't watch your back, they'll steal your ideas, your pride, even your stapler.

5) Most importantly, don’t ever, under any circumstances, be a CopyGirl.

Trust me. I know… 
My Review:
 
Copygirl definitely was not one of my favorites.  Maybe it's the current world situation but this book screamed #FirstWorldProblems.  No one in the book was likeable and then it took a weird twist and focused on the MC, Kay, making wax dolls that she then filmed for a blog that became a hit sensation.  Maybe it's me but I was so bored/skipped the parts where she described all of the minute details and actions by the wax dolls (e.g.: then I raised her arm up) in her videos.  They were supposed to be uproariously funny but they just . . . weren't. I think there was also a problem with e-ARC formatting that totally distracted me because the formatting lacked paragraph and section breaks resulting in one scene would melt into the next and I had to pause and re-read/try to decipher what was happening many, many time. 

I can't say that I would recommend this to anyone but others may like it.  Books such as The Devil Wears Prada, The Nanny Diaries or Four Blondes are, for me, better books about being young and trying to break through the rich life in NYC.  There are definitely some Mad Men-esque scenes but they feel outdated even though they are supposed to be current.  Copygirl came out last month.
Kell starts cracking up.  I can't see her but I know how she looks when she laughs.  Your best friend's laugh is like your favorite pair of shoes that you could slide into with your eyes closed-- there's nothing more comfortable in the whole world.  I'm lucky my best friend laughs a lot.

2 comments:

  1. Ah so sad to see this! I just won this. The wax dolls sound .. . really weird. Unlikeable characters scare me too. Great review!!

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  2. Too bad you didn't like this girl! I think it would have been better, had the main character been more likable maybe? But you run across that sometimes where you can't get into a book or when you have so many high expectations and things. I've gone through this same thing girl! I hope your next read is tons better! <3

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