Everybody Rise (2016 Book Bingo Review)

To say that I liked reading Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford would be an utter lie. I actually did not enjoy this book and it was a major disappointment.

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And yes, I know it is supposed to be kind of a satire and yes I know that the main character is supposed to be flawed, and yes I know that we are supposed to see the downside of that unattainable life- but I just didn’t get into it.

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This book, which took the place of “a book with a green cover” on my book bingo, actually did have a pretty satisfying ending (which came way too late in the book and I really only had like 10 pages to enjoy it). The plot sounded like something that I should enjoy… so why didn’t I? I’m just not sure. I think that the plot kind of stressed me out, that might be it. Just the fact that the main character is racking up SO MUCH DEBT just to try and fit in- NOT SMART! STOP THAT! DON’T SPEND MONEY YOU DON’T HAVE! OH MY GOODNESS!

The entire time I was reading this book, I kept thinking of that episode of Gossip Girl where Jenny tries to fit in with the rich, popular girls, and she becomes a horrible person temporarily and steals a dress, and then she obviously gets caught and the rich, popular girls no longer want to be her friend and she is lonely and sad, but has her family to fall back on.

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In fact, to save you some time, you should just watch that episode instead of reading the book. There you go.

Have you read this one? What did you think? Let me know!

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3 thoughts on “Everybody Rise (2016 Book Bingo Review)

  1. FINALLY: someone who wasn’t in love with this book either! I like chick lit, and fluffy books as much as the next, but with a protagonist that unlikeable and idiotic, how can anyone like this?? I mean, how can you just sink yourself into it debt continuously and lie to everyone around you for MONTHS and expect life to be hunky-dory?? My review was probably a tad harsher haha: https://anhistorianabouttown.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/more-and-more-books-being-read/. Great post!!

  2. Pingback: Girl with the Pearl Earring (2016 Book Bingo Review) | My Name Is Not Katie

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