23 June 2009

Just discovered another promising book!

Instead of working on stuff that really needs my attention, I was randomly browsing the net for books (typical!) and I came across this gem below and I'm really excited, it sounds just my cup of tea!

"Who better than a twenty-four-year-old author to satirize the college experience? An uptight Brit and a hard-partying American swap lives in the smartest comedy of the season. Take an administrative snafu, a bad break-up, and what shall heretofore be known as "The Hot-Tub Incident", and you've got two thoroughly unprepared sophomores on a semester abroad. For American party girl Tasha, an escape to tweedy Oxford may be a chance to ditch her recent fame as a tabloid temptress, but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory is not her idea of a break. Meanwhile, the British half of the exchange, studious control-freak Emily, nurses an aching heart amid the bikinis and beer pong of U.C. Santa Barbara. Soon desperation has the girls texting each other tips - on fitting in, finding love and figuring out who they really are. With an anthropologist's eye for cultural detail and a true ear for teen-speak, exciting new novelist Abigail McDonald crafts a very funny, fast-paced, poignant look at survival, sisterhood, and the surprising ways we discover our true selves. This is a humorous debut novel by young author. It is presented by a sophisticated chick lit."

There are so many things that I already love about this book, namely that the author is my age and that it includes mentions of feminist theory, plus it appears to feature a rather interesting life swap! I wouldn't mind ordering the hardback (titled Sophmore Switch) as the price is the last thing I care about when it comes to books, but the truth is that I much prefer both the paperback title (Life Swap) and the cover so I'm opting for that one. The only downside is that I'll have to wait for 76 (!) days for it to be published, grr. I hate hate hate waiting for books, it just kills me, but oh well, time flies anyway, it'll be September in no time.


Novelicious said...

Sounds like it should be a film instead!

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