Review: Brooklyn Girls: Angie by Gemma Burgess

Posted March 14, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

Brooklyn Girls: Angie by Gemma Burgess
Review: Brooklyn Girls: Angie by Gemma BurgessBrooklyn Girls: Angie by Gemma Burgess
Published by Quercus on March 6th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult
Pages: 303
Format: E-Arc
Source: Netgalley
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Broke. Broken-hearted. Bored. (Not necessarily in that order.)


Angie James is lost.

A regular poster girl for Generation Screwed, being 22 isn’t what she expected.

What happens when having fun isn’t, you know, fun?

In the Brooklyn townhouse she shares with her best friends, Angie wants to figure out what to do with her life. But wild parties, bad dates, dead-end jobs, demanding fashionistas and even true love just keep getting in the way…

Who knew adulthood would be so damn grown-up?

When I started reading Brooklyn Girls: Angie I thought it was a long the lines of the chick-lit I use to read as a teenager (the Mates, Dates series or the Princess Diaries), cutesy books. And I was right… except there is a lot more swearing and sex. 

When I read this book, I had realised it was part of a series, it was only when I looking up the details or the book that I realised my error. However I do not think that it matters. The book focuses on Angie, who, if you read the previous book, you may have formed a opinion on Angie’s character.

The storyline enabled Angie to grow as a character, moving from girl who drank and partied whenever she had a problem, to opening up and facings her issues. By the end Angie had matured as a person and to become more willing to take life one step at a time (rather than demanding to have everything).

On occasion the opinion of Angie felt forced, almost like the writer could not convey the feelings of a 22 year old. Also the use of ‘ladybitch’ as a term of endearment did not sit well with me and made me feel uncomfortable.

Brooklyn Girls: Angie was a slow-burner – by the end I felt more for Angie and was willing for her to succeed. The plot was quite predictable and it was easy to guess the twists in the story. However it was an enjoyable and is exactly how a chick-lit book should be written, I will definitely read the next book in the series!

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