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?
For the last few days, my head has been buried in Gemma Burgess’s latest book, a story packed with attitude, sexy men and high jinx.
The story is seen from the perspective of Angie, who is Pia’s housemate from the first book in the ‘Brooklyn Girls’ series. Angie is an interesting character, a sexy girl with attitude, an eye for fashion, she doesn’t hold back with her punches or mince her words. But on a quiet countdown to her 23rd birthday, Angie begins to sit back and evaluate her life, especially when her mother announces her parents are divorcing and she wakes up one morning with three thousand dollars left for her. Panicking that she is going no-where fast, she begins to take stock and attempts to make changes to her life, with the help of her best friends and a handsome young boat boy called Sam, who Angie has decided will be her first boy friend with no strings attached.
I loved this book, purely because I loved Angie and I aspired to have her life. Granted, there were moments in her life, when it was utter chaos but I envied her for those moments, when you are starting out in life, meeting new people all whilst trying to find your path. I loved joining Angie on this adventure, with her loud mouth and creative flair, she was the life and soul of the party, but underneath all the bravado we saw a girl who has a genuine fear of loneliness and failure and I loved for it.
A witty and fast paced book from one of my favourite Young Adult authors, ‘Brooklyn Girls – Angie’ is a gritty and scandalous story that follows one girls adventure in life. I loved it!
You can buy Brooklyn Girls: Angie from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.