I cried reading this. There was a poignancy to the story I wasn't expecting, and a sisterhood of friends that I loved and envied.
I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
This was a fun, quirky, and satirical read. I don't normally go for these sorts of books and don't find "funny" books funny, but this one had me laughing at points.
I was a little jealous of Allegra's chance to make as much money as she does right out of school, while living in NYC, and "living the dream." But like anything, once you take a look under the surface, things are anything but a dream.
1. Handsome boy meets geeky (but attractive, though she doesn't know it) girl 2. Boy/girl don't know if they'll meet again 3. Boy/girl meet again 4. Boy/girl don't know the other is interested 5. Boy/girl realizes other is interested 6. Boy/girl admit love 7. ❤️ 💕
3.5 stars Quirky.