My Not So Perfect Life
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Katie Brenner is working hard to re-invent herself. She has moved from the country in England to London. She changed her name to Cat and moved into a tiny apartment. She spends time instagraming restaurants and places in London she can't really afford to eat. Her family and friends have no idea how much she really is struggling to become the person she thinks she wants to be.
She works for a branding company, with a high powered boss who seems to have everything Katie wants. Just as Katie is starting to get on her feet, she is fired. With no job, she is forced to move home with her dad and stepmother. While she is there, she helps them start up a business. After three months, her previous boss shows up at the camp. Her boss realizes who Katie is and secrets are revealed. Katie now has to make a decision about who is truly is.
True to Kinsella - this was a sweet book. The story is funny, and light. The character, Katie, has some depth and she is smart and ambitious. All the main characters in this book are very likable, so that made me not want to put the book down. The ending went a direction I was hoping it would take, but that I actually wasn't sure it would. I think Kinsella tackles a lot of important issues - women in the workplace, relationships with step parents, young women trying to make something of themselves on very little money.
I highly recommend the book. Even though it is 400 pages, it is a quick and light read, and I promise you will enjoy ever page.
Stars: 4 1/2