Watch for my next post which will be an interview with the author. I'm so excited to see what she has to say!
All right - Chick Lit check list (the term chick lit is actually used in the body of the novel if that counts at all.)
- fiction that, often humourously, explores issues of modern womanhood - Despite the rather serious theme of the book, I did laugh out loud more than once. The humour in A Great Place for a Seizure is sometimes dark and always smart. Issues of modern womanhood - do we even want to guess how many modern women are dealing with issues relating to a disease they have no control over?
- features young adult women who are primarily career driven - We are led through Mischa's life from age 14 to 40ish. I'd say that involves a young adult woman. And her career is one she has to fight for every day.
- protagonist is addicted to shopping and how she looks - Actually it is her best friend Sophie who is more worried about how Mischa looks and Mischa's mom who is more addicted to shopping but they are definitely a part of the story.
- may or may not have a romantic plot line - There is romance in Mischa's life and her life is the plot line.
- written for women by women - Here we fall down a bit. While women will more readily relate to Mischa's story, I can think of a number of men who would benefit greatly from reading 'A Great Place for a Seizure'. That's just my take, though, I think the men would disagree.
- post-feminist - I'm going to say yes - no reason
I guess this is the one - the novel that makes it so I have to make good on my promise of a giveaway. Keep track. At the end of the month someone will win their choice of one of the novels I review this month. Entry info will be given at the end of the month.