Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fiction Tuesday - Anatomy of a Single Girl

I won this from Kindred Dream Heart. A BIG THANKS to a wonderful summer read!
With Judy Blume-like honesty and insight, this sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend is about life after first love--romance, sex, friendship, family, and the ups and downs of life as a single girl.After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.
   The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.
   But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.

In Daria Snadowsky’s daring follow-up to Anatomy of a Boyfriend, eighteen-year-old Dominique explores the relationship between love and lust, and the friendships that see us through.
Crystal Reed as Dominique.

But once you’ve anticipated spending forever with someone, I’m not convinced you can ever feel complete after being uncoupled. I think you just learn to live without the person. Like when someone dies, you don’t stop loving them just because they’re not around to love you back anymore.
—  Daria Sandowsky, Anatomy of a Single Girl

This would make as a great standalone but goes along with Anatomy of a Boyfriend. Daria has really let her character grow in this novel. I loved it so much more than the first one. I was kind of sad to see that Dominique had to grow such a tough skin to protect her heart.-umb

It just sucks when being right means being alone.
—  Daria Sandowsky, Anatomy of a Single Girl

How is it that two people can be in the same relationship and still have completely different ideas of what’s going on?
—  Daria Sandowsky, Anatomy of a Single Girl

This would be a perfect summer read or saved for a day when you feel like flying through a book in a few hours. The writing is smooth and easy and the content will be relatable, like I said, for most girls and guys even. This is a great example of contemporary fiction and kept me interested and in tune for its entirety. I also loved Dom's relationship with her best friend, Amy. They were very different but still had a very close relationship. I also loved seeing Dominique transform into a very mature lady. She started to realize what constitutes a real relationship and I loved the fact that she had expectations and respect for herself. You don't always find that in young women today. I think it is important and like I said before I wish someone would have handed me a copy of this book four years ago. I had one of those moments while reading where I actually said to myself, "So I'm not the only one that felt this way!"-Chelsey



Cafe Fashionista said...

Crystal Reed is so pretty! This book sounds perfect for a day at the beach! :)

Sara Gerard said...

She is lovely! More books for me to keep an eye out for!

Anonymous said...

Lots are raving about this book.