Lizzie Jordan's Secret Life

Lizzie Jordan s Secret Life Five years after leaving university Lizzie Jordan considers herself one of life s failures Unlike her highflying friends Lizzie works as a lowly typist shares a grotty flat and makes do with her ac

  • Title: Lizzie Jordan's Secret Life
  • Author: Chris Manby
  • ISBN: 9780340769188
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Five years after leaving university, Lizzie Jordan considers herself one of life s failures Unlike her highflying friends, Lizzie works as a lowly typist, shares a grotty flat and makes do with her accountant boyfriend She s never really been able to get over Brian, the handsome American student she dated at university, who is now a hugely successful Wall Street bankerFive years after leaving university, Lizzie Jordan considers herself one of life s failures Unlike her highflying friends, Lizzie works as a lowly typist, shares a grotty flat and makes do with her accountant boyfriend She s never really been able to get over Brian, the handsome American student she dated at university, who is now a hugely successful Wall Street banker Lizzie still corresponds with Brian by email But the life she describes to him, with its extravagant parties and million pound business deals, bears little relation to reality Lizzie is overjoyed when Brian announces he s coming to stay But how can she conceal from him the fact that the glamorous lifestyle she s been describing to him all these years is based on a tissue of lies Ever resourceful, Lizzie comes up with a cunning plan But the best laid plans have a habit of going horribly wrong.

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    1. Hurray, at last I've finished it after several 'pickings up/putting downs'. As you can tell I didn't find it riveting, it was ok, if somewhat predictable, and if I'm honest, a wee bit tedious, but I got there in the end.

    2. This was a long, hard read for me. The beginning of the book had so much promise and there was also a feeling of mischievousness within the quad of friends which kept the story interesting. However when it jumped forward 6 years to the present day and the story followed Lizzie and her 'disappointing' life, the book took a bit of a nose dive. It was at this point where reading became a struggle and was a test of perseverance .So fast forward into the present day and Lizzie has not really progress [...]

    3. I find that the main character, Lizzie Jordan , is unlovable. She is one mess up and selfish girl. The rest of the characters, Brian, Mary, Richard and what-not were also not endearing. For a Chic-lit, I had expected it to be light and fluffy . At least with characters that have some quality which can be lovable.Why I dislike Lizzie? For example she had the nerve to accuse Mary of not being a true friend to her when she asked Mary to lend her Mary's apartment for her to pretend as hers. Even hav [...]

    4. To be honest, I really don't know what to say about this book, except that I really enjoyed it.It's a total no - brainer but I need something like this from time to time: just to read and doesn't have to think too much:)Lizzie was just hilarious with all her problems, but so warm and nice. She did make me angry with herslef a little at the end but fortunately, just shortly:) Actually, all the other characters were really good, and although I didn't like Mary for the biggest part of the book, I c [...]

    5. I enjoyed this book it was a good, light read. I was smiling, cringing and shaking my head at times. The protaganist was a weird one for me. I liked her, somewhat, but I kind of didn't want to. She annoyed me and I found what she was doing horrible, but at the same time I was rooting for her. That was strange.

    6. I really enjoyed this book. Good story, a little unbelievable at times but I have to say I was unsure who she was going to end up with. I would recommend this to anyone looking for some good chick lit.

    7. This book was said to be "hilarious" by various reviews. I don't think I laughed one time while reading it. It was written well enough to keep me entertained throughout the book but not enough to make me want to read any of the author's other books. Slightly disappointing.

    8. A bit predictable. I didn't like Lizzie Jordan or any of her friends at all so as a result I didn't feel sorry for what happened to her. In fact I skipped a few chapters because it seemed to be dragging on. It could've got to the plot much quicker.

    9. I was really enjoying this book and then it began to get unreal, that was slightly off putting. On the whole a bad read, well written and made me smile in parts.

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