Smile and Look Pretty: A Novel
Four friends who are tired of taking abuse from their bosses start an anonymous blog for assistants to call out the horrible behavior they are subjected to. This is a great novel that gives voice to female assistants who were ignored or passed over for promotions while their male colleagues were rewarded for less work. I love the feminism and girl power messages, and the characters were so unique and cool. I was hooked on the story and it gave me all the feels. I laughed out loud, teared up, and smiled while reading. This is such a great debut novel!
I was a little confused when differentiating between four main characters at first but I enjoyed their different perspectives and personalities. The story and dialogue were a little cheesy at times but I didn’t mind it. Overall, I really enjoyed this and definitely recommend it! Although it has chick lit vibes, some of the themes are dark so please keep that in mind. It’s perfect for fans of Sex in the City and The Devil Wears Prada. Also, it would make for an amazing movie adaptation.
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