The Stand-In follows the story of a young woman who’s provided the opportunity to help pay for her mom to have a better home by being a stand-in for a famous actress who she looks identical to, after losing her job. However, the novel’s so much more than a “switcharoo” or “celebrity romance” trope.
Ahhh … The Hating Game … how I have pondered over you and how to write this review. The issue is, parts of me thought this was steamy and hilarious, while other parts wanted to hurl the book across the room. Thus, the title of this book is rather fitting.
An adult rom-com novel, Henry’s story explores the lifelong friendship of Poppy and Alex, and what caused their connection to drift apart. It’s also a book about the struggles of adulthood, finding that work/life balance and discovering your passions.
Well, this book took me completely by surprise. I kept thinking the book was going in a more romantic direction, but it’s really about a 30 something year old woman figuring out her wants and her goals in life.
Informative, moving, and at times uncomfortable, Kendall’s series of essays explores the vastness of feminism in the modern day. In particular, Kendall explores the difficulties and injustices women of colour are faced with.
Well, I feel like writing one of your first posts in almost 2 years is always going to be a little awkward and difficult. Firstly, hello! I hope you all have been well! It’s been QUITE a long time, I know … before the two recent book reviews post I just released, I haven’t posted anything since June of 2021, which is way longer than I originally thought.
As many other reviewers will tell you, do NOT read this book on an empty stomach (no … I definitely didn’t order pho while reading this novel …). The description of the food is too detailed and scrumptious sounding!