I know I have been failing miserably with keeping up with regular posts. However, I am back to share with you my thoughts on a new book set to be released in April 2016! I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy through a giveaway sponsored by St. Martin's Griffin Press. I mean, who doesn't love a free book?! Will You Won't You Want Me? by Nora Zelevansky deals with one of the most common themes in literature: the struggle of growing up and discovering who you are. Now, some of you might say that this topic has been done and redone to the point of mind-numbing repetitiveness, and while I might agree with you generally, this novel takes the trials of adulthood, turns them on their heads, and showcases it through the embarrassingly lovable and sometimes clueless Marjorie Plum.
Marjorie is a thoroughly relatable character, especially to those of us readers, myself included, who might be going through that post-college slump. What do we want to do with our lives? Can I ever be a successful adult? Why can't we go back to hiding in forts made out of pillows and doodling in coloring books? (Actually, I may still do that from time to time . . . Don't judge me!).
Overall, between witty dialogue, surprising and philosophical character twists, and some humorous and cringe-worthy moments, this little book packs quite the realistic punch. Zelevansky is a fresh voice in the world of coming-of-age novels that I hope we'll get to hear more from. I related to her work on a surprisingly personal level, and that, ladies and gentleman, is what makes a successful writer.
Well my fellow bibliomaniacs, I hope you'll take a gander once the book is released. I had fun reading it and reviewing it. Until next time, I'll see you between the pages.