Book Review – Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

Getting the GirlGetting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

by Susan Juby

Rating: 3 stars

I didn’t have anything wrong with this book, I just don’t have much to say about it. The plot was sort of interesting, but I thought the ending was a bit too dramatic, and didn’t really fit the rest of the book, and honestly for most of it I was a little bit bored.

I also wasn’t particularly impressed by the characters. I couldn’t really connect with the main character, Sherman. He was a bit of an idiot, and I was also annoyed by the fact that at the end he sort of cheated on a school project. Like really? He had to put on a dinner party, and he wasn’t allowed to get help from an adult. How hard is that really? But no, he got an adult to help (Sherman was a terrible cook), which made me sort of mad.
The rest of the characters I couldn’t really tell apart.

Also I was told that this was a really funny book, but although I did laugh once or twice, I didn’t really find it very funny. So it didn’t meet my expectations. I think I most likely would have liked it a bit more if I hadn’t went into it thinking it would be really funny.

Despite the fact that I don’t have great stuff to say about it, I actually am glad I read it, and I think that if it’s the type of book you like, its worth reading. Personally contemporary isn’t my favourite genre. I like magic in my books, or at least an unique world, that I don’t already live in. There are contemporaries that I like, but not as many as other genres. So although I didn’t like it, I think it is a good book.

Have you read this book? Are you planning on reading it? What are your feelings on contemporaries?


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

July 3, 2017 at 1:33 am

I’d like to read it! I LOVE Susan Juby’s adult books, so now I am curious. And I do enjoy books with real world settings!

kris @ lemon-notesreply
July 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Oh, there’s nothing worse than when you go into a book thinking it will be absolutely hilarious and it’s just…not. Then you’re just sat there like, wait this is funny?? I don’t get it. I’m glad you still *sort of* liked it though!

July 5, 2017 at 8:42 pm
– In reply to: kris @ lemon-notes

Yeah, I read it looking for a laugh, so it was sort of disappointing.

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