Feb 9, 2014

Chick Flick.

Chick Flick
Deryn Warren.

Publisher:Bralms Books.
Publication Date:September 5,2012
Genre: Chick Lit| Humor.
Format|Pages: EBook|296.
Source: Goodreads|Owned.


The funniest book about heartbreak you will ever read. Sometimes a single sentence can change your life. "There's been an accident." "We need to talk." Or, in the case of Sara, a mother of four getting ready for a dinner party she's hosting for her husband's boss, the almost offhand admission from her husband that he's having an affair. Sara is a film director (when she can get the work), and when her life becomes overwhelming, she slips into a cinematic world in her head. 

The novel becomes a script with Sara its star - an action hero drop kicking the other woman, or crawling across a table at a dinner party to slash her husband's cheek. It's her mental escape when life runs off the rails. But soon her awkward, awful and often hilarious attempts to patch up the marriage make her real life feel something like a movie - one with a private detective, cold revenge, and eventually . . . handsome new leading men. 

Each chapter is named after one of the old films from the 40's and 50's - the ones where the villains are punished and everyone lives happily ever after. Soon Sara learns that Woody Allen's line, "life is - complicated" is more apt. As she is challenged by life, her taste in film becomes more contempory.

I wasn’t sure how much I would like this novel. Cover and the title was what grabbed my attention first, more cover then the title. By looking at the cover, I had a feeling that it would be something with humor in it. Summary on the other end, didn’t seem to grab my interest that much, so I didn’t think I would like it that much. The book did start out bit slow for me, and it took couple chapters till I got interested, it seemed like it dragged on at start. Once it picked up, it was pretty entraitaining and i wanted keep on reading it, to see what happens next. I was glad that I gave it a chance; it was different from other books I read. I know that this book is supposed be about heartbreak, but what made it unique was the humor that was added to it. 

Sara: I loved her from the start, I mostly liked her sense of humor, though I knew that she was hurting. I enjoyed the scripts she came up with, despite the difficult situation that she was going through at time. To me, she seemed strong even if at times it didn’t look like it. If I were in her situation, I wouldn’t be able to handle it and with four kids to raise. I didn’t understand why she wanted to stay with him, she should walked away from him when she found out. I guessed that maybe she stayed with him because of kids, or because she refused to believe the situation. I didn’t think she ever get over him, she was pretty heartbroken when he moved out. In a way it was a good thing that he did, because eventually she did start moving on, while comforting her kids at the same time. Considering her situation, she handled it well. Most of time. 

I loved her friends; they reminded me of my best friends. They were supportive, and there for her each step of the way. That’s a real friendship right there. I don’t think she would handle it as well, if it wasn’t for them. I loved the descriptions in this book, they were so vivid, it made everything seemed so real, realistic. It’s one of things that kept me on reading. 

Chick Flick Is funny, heartbreaking and worth checking out.


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