- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - GB (18 February 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008333998
- ISBN-13: 978-0008333997
- Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.8 x 27.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Don't You Forget About Me Paperback – 18 Feb 2019
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All of her stories are funny, sharp and the slow-burn romance will with guarantee tug at your heart. But what I love the most about her books are the woman empowerment that hits me right in solar plexus.
In this story, we follow Georgina who can find something fun in every bad situation, and while it keeps a lot of grief away, it's also a self-defence technic that makes her forget herself in the situation, and by that let herself down.
It has cost her on many parts of her life, and we follow her journey while she tries to find her voice in all the bad that keeps her down – bad jobs and bosses, an AWFUL ex-boyfriend, mum's new boyfriend, and even her own family's lack of faith in her.
By the end of the story, I felt like giving Georgina a hug. She's so much fun and has such a sunshine nature that made her a really likeable character, and I would very much have liked to visit The Wicker (Lucas's pub) to join her for a pint.
A read that will make you cry and laugh at the same time.
I loved it.
Although it is a chick flick that has some darker undertones, it still leaves a good feeling in the end.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: General Fiction (Adult)
I've really enjoyed some of Mhairi's past works and fully expected to adore this one. But...I liked it, just didn't love it.
Its got some great humour, allied with some very genuine “today” issues about women, sexism, expectations that made it feel very real, very contemporary.
We start with Georgina getting fired, not her fault, not the best job to have but its money and the rent is due. She then decides to call on her boyfriend for commiseration, and finds him in bed with someone else.... He's a real charmer BTW, her friends have it spot on when they describe him as the worst boyfriend. I just couldn't see why she was with him really, why she made excuses, maybe its because he seems to find her funny, and she wants to be seen that way, entertaining, popular and perhaps that's how he makes her feel? Well, how she interprets his reactions anyhow. He's actually selfish, annoying, sexist and she deserves better. That's a huge part of her issues though, she's always struggling to be seen as the fun girl, the popular one and its something that stems from issues at a really young age.
That part of her is why she acted the way she did in the Big Event, the one that's tantalised throughout, and made me really sad for her when we saw what happened. Heartbreaking, but what does happen so very often.
I was astonished at Lucas, given their history, that he simply didn't remember her. He makes the excuse later that everything between 18 and 25 is a blur, though never actually says why. I kept wanting him to see her as the girl he loved, who loved him, even if they hadn't fully acknowledged that back then. He's got his own issues though and reasons for his actions.
It all sounds just what I love to read, but somehow it felt so very slow, so padded out and full of inaction. Its not billed as Romance, but from the description I did expect romance to develop far sooner. I guess its a case of actual book v my expectations that made this just an OK read for me, where others of Mhairi's have been 5star re-readers. I'm sure its perfect for others, but for me this wasn't one I really enjoyed.
Stars: Three, some really topical and important issues contained here, but overall the story just fell short for me
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