This book review is part of the 32 Going on Spinster Blog Tour. Get a peek into what Becky Monson’s book is all about. There is also other fun stuff like a Facebook party and a Raffle. You can get more details at the Celestial Book Divas website.
32 going on spinster by Becky Monson started out with an introduction to the main character Julia. Julia starts with some self deprecation as to how pathetic her life is, how she fits the stereotype of a ‘spinster’, living in her parents’ basement with a cat.
Julia covets a job with a better boss, all within the safety net of the existing company where she works. Her best friend at work is Brown, with whom she plays hooky every hour on smoking breaks. Apparently, no one told her the ills of passive smoking! Not surprisingly, Julia is not the favored child at home either. But she does bake the best cupcakes.
Jared is the new hot guy in office. Julia has a crush on him, surprise! Jared soon joins the gossip club with Julia and Brown. Julia is convinced he can’t be gay ‘coz he is totally into sports. Julia spends a lot of money revamping her wardrobe, buys a place of her own – bye bye apron strings – and takes all kinds of quizzes from Cosmo and the like to find out if Jared is into her. Meanwhile, baby sister is in a major fix and has moved back home.
Julia’s life is turned upside down when an unexpected event happens at work. To top it all, lover boy is AWOL. What does the future hold for spinster Julia? Was the crush on Jared all in her mind, or is there any hope for her?
32 going on spinster is a long 350 page book written in the present tense, which I don’t personally prefer. This is the kind of book that will make a great movie ( remember Shopaholic and Bridget Jones?). The main character is a typical stereotype, funny if taken in an ironic way. But it is possible that real single women, who aren’t necessarily stereotypes, might find hard to relate with the story.
Unless, there is a twist in the tale that belies everything that came before.
Well, there’s only one way to find out, isn’t there? Yes, I mean find out for yourself by grabbing a copy of 32 Going on Spinster today!