Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler
To be published on July 12, 2016 by Simon Pulse
Synopsis from Goodreads: Harper Anderson always believed she belonged somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick's backyard can one girl take? That's why Harper is beyond ecstatic when she lands her dream internship as a dating blogger at the elite teen magazine Shift. Getting to spend the summer in New York City to live her dream of becoming a writer? Harper's totally in. There's just one teeny, tiny, infinitesimal problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn't have a lot of - or, really, any - dating expertise. In fact, she might have sort of stolen her best friend's experiences as her own on her Shift application. But she can learn on the job...right? From awkward run-ins with the cute neighborhood dog-walker to terrifying encounters with her crazed editor, from Brooklyn gallery openings to weekends in the Hamptons, Harper finds out what it takes to make it in the Big City--and as the writer of her own destiny.
Review of Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler
To me, Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies felt very reminiscent of classic chick lit --normal girl lands an amazing internship at a Manhattan magazine, just happens to have a rich aunt who lives on Fifth Avenue and has a closet full of fabulous clothes and also a super-cute dog walker. (Seriously, why don't these things actually happen to normal girls?)
My favorite part of the book was by far the female friendships, which had their dicey moments (true to life!) but came through in the end.
Since I've read a TON of chick lit and watched a ton of chick flicks, this felt a little "been there, read that" for me. But that said, if you're a fan of those kinds of stories and are looking for a fluffy beach read, give this a go!
The female friendships sounds good in this one, it is something I seek in my readingReplyDelete
Brandi, I think you'd like this one. It's fun!Delete
I just added this to my list a few minutes ago. Great review!ReplyDelete
Let me know what you think!Delete
Aging up sounds like a good idea! I'm very curious about this one!ReplyDelete
Sometimes I have to read "fluffy" just to take my mind off things! I also like to read them after I've gone a long time reading "thrillers"!ReplyDelete
I kind of wanted to read this but...I'm also terrible with fluffy chicklit books. hhahah. XD And if it's not terribly realistic I can just feel myself being skeptical already. Gah. But the cover is pretty!!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good summer, comfort read.ReplyDelete
Karen @For What It's Worth
Chick-lit isn't really my thing at the moment, but I'm all for positive depiction of female friendships! Sounds like a fun read nevertheless.ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of this one before but I would have totally thought the main character WAS twenty-something so I can definitely see where you are coming from with believability.ReplyDelete
This one really does sound like The Devil Wears Prada to me. But sometimes have unrealistic situations happen in books are good for those who turn to them for escapism I suppose! I like the sound of the friendships :DReplyDelete
Sounds a little fluffy :) Though I'm not ashamed to admit that The Devil Wears Prada was amazing!ReplyDelete