Editing Emma – book review

I’m just a girl standing in front of a book, asking it to love her. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, this week’s lucky suitor is Editing Emma, a darling and funny teenager answer to Bridget Jones – a perfect weekend fling book that I’ve been reccomending ever since I finished.

Kiss, marry, or kill? 💋 💋 💋 
My type? I don’t know that I would have picked it up if it hadn’t been reccomended several time, I was worried it might be aimed just a little younger and lighter than I usually like, but SO glad I took the recs.
“Easy” read? Definitely! I listened to the delightful audiobook, and it kept me engaged all through packing up my flat for a house-move.
Love at first line? No, but certainly love at first laugh.
Most attractive trait? Such a refreshing sense of levity here; it’s a book that doesn’t seek to do any more or less than tackle the weirdness of trying to figure out boys and friends and the internet for the first time.
Character I’d swipe right on? Aww, Emma’s mum, who deserves some love and respect.
Character I’d swipe left on? Leon. /:
Ideal reading date? The perfect companion to keep you laughing during dull chores.

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What a charming little book. I listened to the audiobook and thought Charlie Sanderson’s narration was a great match; you can completely visualise Emma as a chirpy little pouter and her personality totally comes through it Charlie’s voice. Charlie also takes on the difficulty of making Seager’s brief chapters, which are introduced as blog entries, flow well where it might have otherwise been difficult on audio.

The book itself is just delightful – I listened to it while slogging through Anna Karenina (a classic and important book but hardly a JOY, don’t @ me), and it was exactly the foil I needed, I couldn’t stop raving to friends about what a nice reading choice it would be when things are feeling dark – “Nothing really bad happens! And that’s what so great about it!”

Rather than piling on the drama, Seager finds the humour and humanity in the weird little moments of her characters’ daily lives: her heroine bemoans that her crush isn’t picking up on her ~vaguebooking~ cues to invite himself round her house, being catfished ends in hilarious misadventures, friends say the wrong thing and make up, parents mess up but love their kids.

So, one more time for the people in back: NOTHING REALLY BAD HAPPENS. And that’s what so great about it.

Hardcopy | Ebook | Audiobook

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