I'm always so grateful to participate in a BlogHer book review, especially when the book is fun and entertaining. Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster is that and more.
I had no idea what to expect when I read the first chapter. Honestly, the main character, Lissy, was unlikable. She was an anti-hero if there ever was one. I couldn't relate to her on any level, except maybe her high school musical tastes.
As the book went on, I found myself rooting for her. She was just a girl trying to make her way in the world, like all of us. Lissy grew and changed for the better. By the end, I wanted all her dreams to come true.
The best part - Here I Go Again was downright funny. It's the rare book that truly makes me laugh. I'm not sure what my family thought I was doing as I sat there giggling, but I got a few strange looks from my boys. The thing is, they wouldn't be able to understand the humor if they tried. The author writes for her target audience perfectly, and, it seems, as an early 40-something member of Gen X, I fall squarely in range.
Thanks to BlogHer for sending this book my way! I really needed the laughs!
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