January 24, 2012
Year of the Chick: Romi Moondi
Romi is an Indian Canadian, who's parents are traditional. She is not as traditional and would rather stay away and just live her life as she wants. Unfortunately, Romi's parents have other plans. She is told that she has a year to lost weight and then they are going to put her on a wedding website for arranged marriages. So, Romi trying to figure out what to do decided she is going to make it the "Year of the Chick" and really look for love herself. She starts a blog, starts communicating with another writer online. Her friends try to help her. But, what Romi really has to do over this year is to learn about herself and figure out what makes her happy.
I really enjoyed this book. It was set up in a way that you wanted to just keep reading and figure out what Romi is going to do and what will happen next. At times I did feel like I wanted to know more about the blog, rather than just the few that we are given. More background on that might have helped me some, but didn't distract me from the movement of the plot for me at least. I enjoyed reading about the character growing, but do think there is more for the character to grow with.
I would give this book a 3 start review and recommend it to others who are familiar with the chick lit genre. It would not be an introduction to the genre though. I am looking forward to Moondi's next books and excited to see where Romi's story is going.
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Connect with Romi!
Facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/RomiMoondi
I am Canadian, and here are some strange personal facts:
-I wore denim-top-to-bottom in high school (there is a direct inverse relationship between how much denim I wore and how few tongues were launched down my throat at school dances...or anywhere in high school at all).
-I'm continually baffled by that Malaysian baby whose father let him smoke two packs of cigarettes a day. That baby had so many fat rolls, and I thought cigarettes were supposed to be slimming.
-I always hated those insufferable couples who would cuddle and make out on the subway...until I became half of one. But now I'm back to being none of one so I hate them again.
I was provided a copy of the book for review, but the summary and thoughts on the book are mine.