This book is great. I was first drawn in by the beautiful
cover and so I selected it. Now here is the thing, I started reading this book
months ago when I first requested it from NetGalley (I believe it was December 2015) and then I stalled.
The writing style is
different and was put off by the frequent referencing to popular news items or events. The technique was used by Zelevanksy to add a sense of
space and time to the narrative. I don’t think it was the best way to date and anchor the story but by midway through the tale, I got used to it.
Marjorie Plum is in her late 20s and is in a crisis, her long time friendships are falling apart, she lost her job and is forced to leave her apartment and move into a completely different NYC borough with a virtual stranger. A lot of change happens very quickly in this story
So glad I went back to the book. Great writing, wonderfully developed characters.
I got this book from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for my honest review. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers.
Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was Queen Bee. Now, 10 years later, she’s lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she’s surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss—at a potentially game-changing new job—grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she’s faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be? Nora Zelevansky’s Will You Won’t You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.