Friday, 25 March 2011

Book Review: Getting Over Mr Right

Getting Over Mr Right
by Chrissie Manby

Published: 24 June 2010 by Hodder Paperbacks
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0340992794
ISBN-13: 9780340992791

Have you ever had your heart broken? How did you get over it? Did a tub of ice-cream cheer you up? Did you delete his number and start again? Are you now friends with your ex? Perhaps you’re godmother to his children?

In which case, you’re a weirdo and this book is not for you.

But if you reacted with denial, begging or a spot of casual witchcraft, then you’ve come to the right place. This is one woman’s journey from love to lunacy and back again. If you ever recall past heartbreaks with acute embarrassment and an urge to go into hiding, this will make you feel better. Sure, you may have sent his new girlfriend a bunch of dead roses, but did you spend a grand on psychic hot-lines and a voodoo curse?

This is the first book I've read by Ms Manby and I wasn't disappointed. I borrowed the book from my local library in the morning and finished it that evening - I couldn't put it down. Snarky Ashleigh had me laughing out loud at her antics and cringeing with embarrassment at the same time.

I found Ashleigh likeable, even though she is in complete denial about her relationship with Michael. She does some awful things and knows somewhere at the back of her mind that it's wrong, but can't stop herself from doing them anyway. She could quite easily have been annoying, and I lost patience with her when she was particularly mean to her best friend, but overall Ms Manby manages to keep you rooting for Ashleigh and hoping she will come to her senses about the obnoxious Michael.

If you are looking for a quick, fun, summer read then I'd thoroughly recommend this book. It kept me up until three in the morning to finish it! I give Getting Over Mr Right 5 out of 5

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