June 19, 2013

BFF Book Review: Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close

                                                                           The Inside Flap:

Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working a dead-end job, Mary is dating a nice guy with an awful mother, and Lauren is waitressing at a midtown bar and wondering why she's attracted to the sleazy bartender.

With a wry sense of humor, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering years of early adulthood as she pulls us inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life.
My Review:  
This novel is about what happens after graduation. Some people go to grad school, some get married, some get lost and can't find their way. The story is about 3-4 girls and their friends. The book is very real, there are definitely funny stories and stories that will make you cringe. Jennifer Close captures the thoughts of twenty something women so well. She describes the struggles of each character pretty well, but I felt like she could have gone into a little more depth. I was expecting a little more from each girl's story. The book felt like a collection of short stories rather than a novel. The ending was very inconclusive and left me disappointed. What rally irked me about this novel is how much the author wrote about girls crying which is just not realistic. I do not think girls cry over every little thing. The pluses are the cover-which is really pretty, and I do have to admit there were a few entertaining parts and there were many parts that I could relate to. Surprisingly, there really were not that many weddings in the story plot. Ultimately, we do not find out how to deal with all your friends getting married, while you are just continuing your career and living an average life. It was more of reading these girls' diaries. I related to their struggles and were happy to see where life took them.

The novel is a light humorous read. There are some interesting stories, they just are not as detailed as I would like them to be. Great book to read at the beach. 

We are linking up with Belle at Life and Times of Belle.  The picture below will send you to her blog where you can read Belle's book reviews for the summer.

Have you read this novel? What did you think of it?

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  1. Oh, this sounds amazing, what a great review my dear! I would so love to read this book, I can totally relate! Thanks so much for sharing! <333

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  2. Thanks to your visit on my blog. As you ask me, I follow you now on GFC and bloglovin.

  3. Thanks for linking up with us in the Friendly Bunch Blog Hop. Please enjoy the hop & come back next week.

    Xoxo, Luchessa.

  4. This seems like a great book to read! I've been looking for new books to add to my summer reading list and this one seems like a winner :)
    xoxo -B ♡

  5. This sounds like a great summer/beach read so thanks for the review! I will most definitely be checking it out. :)

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    1. It really is a light hearted read perfect for the beach :)


  6. Thank you for following and your comment!
    I followed on GFC and Bloglovin too!
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  7. followed by GFC and Bloglovin too...nice blog


  8. That sound like interesting book :)

    Of course we can follow each other :)
    Following you now via gfc and bloglovin also :)

    Keep in touch


  9. interesting book review
    I waiting you on my blog!
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  10. Sounds good, might have to download it sometime :)


    1. I tottally recommend! Just the ending that bothered me a bit ;)


  11. Thank's for the comment, I'm following you too =)

  12. I've never read it, but it sounds pretty good! Will check it out! Be sure to check out my new blog(it used to be seabreeze)--and be sure to follow!


  13. Thanks for linking up! I love the sound of this book even more after reading your review - definitely going to be one of my next purchases :)

    1. Yay! Let me know what you think of it. Maybe I was a bit harsh on the review. It is a fun read :P


  14. Might consider this for a holiday read! Followed you :) check out my blog?


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  16. Thank you for posting this! I've seen that book and loved the cover, but it sounds like a good light read for the end of summer! Love book posts!

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