June 3, 2011

Retro Friday (16): Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot

Retro Friday
Retro Friday is a weekly meme hosted at Angieville and focuses on reviewing books from the past. This can be an old favorite, an under-the-radar book you think deserves more attention, something woefully out of print, etc. Everyone is welcome to join in at any time! 

This week I chose Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot.

Boy Meets Girl Original
Original Cover
At First Sight: Kate Mackenzie didn't think her life could get more crazy after her boyfriend of 10 years told her he isn't ready for commitment, which resulted on Kate having to crash on the couch of her best friend Jen's tiny apartment.

But, at least, she has her job at the New York Journal, which might not be changing lives, but that she at least likes. That is until her boss - Amy, the Tyrannical Office Despot -  forces Kate to unjustly fire a widely popular dinning room employee, Ida Lopez because she refused to give pie to Amy's boyfriend Stuart Hertzog (legal counsel for the paper Kate works for)

Now sweet Mrs. Lopez is suing the paper, and Kate is in the middle of it all.

Enter Mitch Hertzog, Stuart's brother and lawyer in charge of the Lopez case. At first, Kate doesn't want to like him - he's a corporate lawyer! - but she soon realizes that he's nice and kind, and tie-him-to-the-bed hot.

And Mitch is all of those things... and he likes Kate too.

Second Glance: Told in a series of funny emails, IM-conversations and notes scribed on whatever, Boy Meets Girl is my favorite of the Boy Series by Meg Cabot. I love how I can just fly through this book.

Boy Meets 2
Current Cover
It's incredibly funny, the pace is snappy, and it is surprisingly cute and romantic. And it always amazes me how Meg Cabot can fit so much family drama, humor and romance into a book told in Emails, because somehow you do feel like you're getting to know these characters. I love that.

There are some characters returning from The Boy Next Door - and a few references to what happens there - which was very nice, I loved catching up with them too.

Bottom Line: Though I always felt like the ending was a bit abrupt, I really love Boy Meets Girl, as I said, it's my favorite of this series and a read that never fails to cheer me up.

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