Saturday, July 27, 2013

"Brooklyn Girls" (an urban review by Lexi)


Any of you in your 20s? Confused on what path to take, or wondering if life is ever going to go right? How about a job? Does it suck, or do you feel like you'll never find one? Well, this book is for us Quarter Life Crisis chicas!

It's Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess!

Summary (thanks, Goodreads!): "Fantastically funny, fresh and utterly relatable, Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess is the first novel in her brand new series about five twenty-something friends—Pia, Angie, Julia, Coco and Madeleine—sharing a brownstone in hip, downtown Brooklyn, and discovering the ups and downs and ins and outs of  their “semi-adult” lives. The first story belongs to sophisticated, spoiled, and stylish Pia, who finds herself completely unemployed, unemployable, and broke. So what is a recent grad with an art history degree and an unfortunate history of Facebook topless photos to do? Start a food truck business of course! Pia takes on the surprisingly cutthroat Brooklyn world of hybrid lettuce growers, artisanal yogurt makers and homemade butter producers to start SkinnyWheels—all while dealing with hipster bees, one-night-stands, heartbreak, parental fury, wild parties, revenge, jail, loan sharks, playboys, karaoke, true love, and one adorable pink food truck. And that's without counting her roommates' problems, too. Gemma Burgess has captured the confusion, hilarity and excitement of the post-graduate years against a backdrop of the pressures and chaos of New York City life, with heartfelt empathy, fast humor and sharp honesty.

A charming debut series about five twenty-something girls and the humor, heartbreak, and drama that bring them together."

This book makes you feel like everything you're feeling and doing in your 20s is okay and normal, no matter where you are in life at this point. If you're feeling lost, have a bad relationship with your parents, can't find a job, looking for a place to call "home," or feel like you suck or are failing at life? Well, this novel is just perfect for all of us chicas.

Not only are the characters well-formed, as is each of their lives and stories, but the plot is relatable and feels true. This whole story resonated with me, and I'm so glad I went with it! It made me feel like I'm not the only one having troubles in my 20s, nor am the only grad trying to find my true calling and path. This book was like free therapy. I loooooove it!

In Conclusion: I believe every 20-something year old.


a definite 5/5 food trucks

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