Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Book Review - Roxanne in La La Land

Just finished a chick lit-esq book, Roxanne in La La Land, by L.A. DeVaul and figured I'd scribble down a quick review of it.

Roxanne is the main character, eighteen and heading to LA to become the "Madonna of the acting world". Only problem? She can't make an audition to save her life. So a coworker at the clothing shop tells her to try modelling... so she does, just to earn some money while waiting for her big break. Suddenly she's a sought-after model and is jetting off to Fashion Week in New York where she learns that her churchy, good girl image may have to be thrown out the window. Is it worth it?

Over all, it is an interesting book. I read it in two days, but it wasn't a keep-me-up-until-3-am type book. The writing style was a bit all over the place (it jumped from day to day, from one physical location to the next quite abruptly) and some of the language was a bit foreign to what I or my friends would say in daily speech. (Example, I think the last time I heard the word "nincompoop" was by my mother... which is fine... but she's not an 18 year old, you know?)

The book was clean. There were some profound thoughts every now and again. I laughed in a few spots. And there was a good overall moral. The ending was abrupt and totally came out of nowhere (not a hug fan of how it ended) but it was enjoyable.

Would I read it again? Probably not. Am I glad I read it though? Absolutely. It's quick, it's fun and it was a nice look at what happens to a good girl in the world of high fashion. I give it a 4 star rating out of 5. Well done!

PS- If you're in the mood for another chick lit novel about a popstar who gets caught in a love triangle with secrets, betrayal and a psychotic manager and fashion-less best friend, check out the summer's hottest novel, Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It.

1 comment:

  1. That's a nice succinct and honest book review. I don't think that book is for me, but I really appreciate your reviewing style :)

    ~ Rhonda Parrish