#BookReview: Will You Won’t You Want Me by Nora Zelevanksy

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

will you won't you want meSummary:

Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was Queen Bee. Now, 10 years later, she’s lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she’s surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss–at a potentially game-changing new job–grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she’s faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be? Nora Zelevansky’s Will You Won’t You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.

Review:

Hmmm. From the synopsis, I thought this book was going to be a major hit for me. I started reading with enthusiasm, but quickly found myself not engaging with the storyline. The beginning was a little confusing to me, with Marjorie’s job, the romance and the back and forth between her high school life and who she currently is today. I couldn’t quite put all the puzzle pieces together and it made me frustrated. I did try to keep reading because I am simply not one to DNF, and it was around the halfway point that I finally found the interest needed to be engaged. I found it unfortunate I wasn’t hooked in the beginning because the ending was quite interesting to read about, but overall this book was just so-so for me.

3 stars

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