Wednesday 29 October 2014

Review: I Will Marry George Clooney (By Christmas) by Tracy Bloom

There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only answer is to marry George Clooney.

For Michelle, that time is now.

Slogging her guts out in a chicken factory, whilst single-handedly bringing up a teenager who hates her, is far from the life that 36-year-old Michelle had planned. 

But marrying the most eligible man on the planet by Christmas could change all that, couldn’t it?

Sometimes your only option is to dream the impossible - because you never know where it might take you…

Review: I absolutely flew through this book-Tracy Bloom certainly knows how to write a page turner that rolls along nicely. The storyline itself was slightly too fanciful for me but was definitely a lot of fun to read. The characters were all very believable, I just couldn't imagine someone who works in a chicken factory embarking upon this mission to track down George Clooney, going to such extreme lengths as heading to Italy just to seek him out.

I really liked the realer aspects of this storyline though, the relationships between mother and daughter, the reality of sticking around in your home town and what the means. A bit of unrequited love and bit of bit of guilt from grief thrown in there and it was a really good plot! There is also an incredibly satisfying twist fairly close tot he beginning of the novel that had me gasping into my Starbucks!

I loved the characters in this novel because they all seemed so real to me. I could imagine them in the chicken factory and the dynamics between them! I really liked Michelle because she clearly wanted to better herself and, like a real person, she was at times a little frustrating, which made me urge her on and root for her happiness. I also loved Daz. I could totally imagine him and he can be seen in thousands of our Friends from school up and down the country. I would love to know what is happening with him and what he is doing now-spin off maybe?

The Christmasey aspect of the book wasn't really a massive presence. It is suggested and it is cold and there are fairy lights but don't be expecting a festive fairytale or carols round the tree because you won't find it here. Some  would say that this is the prefect antidote when you've read enough of the extra christmasey novels and you want to take it down a level for a book-this is the one to read. Overall I enjoyed the book and I will always be a fan of Tracy's writing style-plus that twist was completely fab and i totally didn't see it coming!

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