Tuesday 18 May 2021

Review: Where The Grass Is Green and The Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger.

I received an audiobook copy of this novel from PRH audio in exchange for a review.  

The brand new novel from the global bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada

Peyton Marcus is the woman New York wakes up to, anchor of the most-watched morning show in the city. With a husband who adores her and a daughter who’s headed to one of the best Ivy League schools, Peyton Marcus is that woman, and she’s damn good at it…

Skye, her sister, is a stay-at-home mom in Paradise, the idyllic NY suburb that’s home to designer boutiques and people who fly private. She has a knack for helicopter-parenting with the best of them. But she’s not like them. She’s looking for something real and it’s within touching distance…

Max, Peyton’s bright and quirky seventeen-year-old daughter, is poised to kiss the fancy private school she hates goodbye – and all of its spoiled rich kids – and head off to pursue her dreams in film. She’s waited her entire life for this opportunity…

But suddenly the grass isn’t looking so green. One little lie. That was all it took. Will any of them survive the truth?

Review: Firstly I adore the title of this book and the way it links in so many different ways to what and where this novel takes place. Such a clever title and again I much prefer the US title to the UK one but I think I prefer the UK cover. This book tackles the subject of college admissions scandal, cancel culture and literally the grass being greener for everyone else. I love that publishers are getting bolder with allowing current events into authors books because I am all about that. I love reading books that I could pick up in 10 years time and instantly be back where I am now in terms of what social media is talking about. 

The great thing about a Lauren Weisberger novel is that you can see how the other side lives. She always features characters with money and rich people problems and I love that she generally has a New York setting and characters often live/vacation in the tri-state area in general. Her descriptions of the locations are just spot on and so you can dive into her world and see what it is like to have a personal trainer and live that high life. 

As mentioned previously this book deals with not everything being as it seems. People may appear to have it all when really they have a whole lot of struggles going on behind closed doors. This is as timely as the tackling of the college admissions scandal topic and I loved being able to link this book back to what I have seen and heard in the media. This book also covers 3 different woman all related and so we get to see their intricately woven stories from each of their points of view-what more could I ask for?

Although Lauren Weisberger is an auto buy author for me and so I knew I would almost certainly like this book I didn't know it would deal with cancel culture and the fall out from college admission scandal stuff in the way that it did and so I was not prepared for how much this book would suck me in and how much I would love it. I highly recommend. I listened to the audiobook and the narration was also great. 

To order your copy now, just click the link: UK or US

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