A State of Jane by Meredith Schorr
Jane Frank is ready to fall in love.
It's been a year since her long term relationship ended and far too long since the last time she was kissed. With the LSAT coming up she needs to find a long term boyfriend (or husband) before acing law school and becoming a partner at her father's law firm.
There's just one problem: All the guys in New York are flakes. They seemingly drop off the face of the earth with no warning and no explanation.
Should she join her best friend Marissa in singlehood, making cupcakes and watching True Blood? Or should she follow her co-worker Andrew's advice and turn the game back on those who've scorned her? As Jane attempts to juggle her own responsibilities and put up with the problems of everyone around her, she starts to realize that the dating life isn't as easy as she originally thought.
Continuing my love for Meredith Schorr, I started on A State of Jane immediately after finishing Blogger Girl. I'd heard many grumblings, and heard about some not-so-nice reviews and I had to read this book - because I loved Blogger Girl and because I just had to see what all the fuss was about.
I was not disappointed and I have to say that A State of Jane is one of my favorite books! I love that Jane is so much fun. That she is willing - no matter how many times she was trampled on - to get up, brush herself off and try again. That she had so much to learn and you could see her growth throughout the book, in very tangible ways.
When Jane decided to take back her life, to study for the LSAT, to relax on the dating scene and to heal the rifts in her relationships with her family and friends, I was thrilled. I knew then that nothing would stop Jane and that she could and would achieve whatever she set her mind to.
The characters were very well done and so well developed that I knew what they were going to say and do before they did it. I love that. I love reading a book and getting to know the characters so well that it's like you have a new set of friends. And they were so realistic! Their actions, emotions, thoughts - you knew that it could happen that way. That old friends could have enough and walk away. That new friends could give you advice, but disagree with how you put their advice into practice. That family can be disappointed in your choices, but still love you.
The ending? Well, you have to read it for yourself. But I will say that it was unequivocally the best ending I've read in a long time! Ms. Schorr did a fabulous job staying true to the character and knowing exactly what Jane needed. Well done, so very well done!
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