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?

3 Comments

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Sheilareply
July 03 at 01:07 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 05 at 07:07 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!

HoardOfBooksreply
July 05 at 08:07 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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