Friday, July 25, 2014

Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky

Anatomy of a Single Girl (Anatomy #2)
by Daria Snadowsky
Publication Date: March 11th 2014
Publisher: Ember
Source: Publisher
Find This Book: Anatomy of a Single Girl
Rating: 5/5

I won this book in an author giveaway on Goodreads. This has not altered my opinion in any way and my review will be honest, as usual.

            When I first read the blurb for this book, I thought it would be perfect for me. It seemed like exactly the kind of book I needed to read at the moment. Ok so he wasn’t my first boyfriend, but he was the first guy I actually cared about and it was the first time someone had broken up with me, so I felt like I could really relate to what Dom was going through and that reading a book getting over a breakup would help me out emotionally too.
            Reading through Dom’s perspective was great, I felt like her best friend that she shared everything with. Sure, I didn’t always agree with her decisions like looking at her ex-bag or talking to her ex post-breakup but as she said, life is full of ups and downs. You can’t have happiness without sadness; you can’t have passion without pain. You will have lows, but you will also have high moments in your life as well. She might not have founds the perfect guy for her, but her heartache helped her discover what she wanted.

1)    To never put a guy before her dreams
2)    That each guy had his own pros (Love, Passion, and Friendship) and that all three are necessary for a relationship.

I might not have a Calvin or a Guy in my life, but I’ve had a Wes. This book put me in Dom’s world so know I don’t NEED to learn for myself. Anatomy of a Single Girl did for me what every great book should do. Teach.
            On top of Dom’s awesomeness the reader also gets a great friendship between Dom and Amy. Dom realizes what boys do to their relationship now that Amy is the one ditching Dom for her boyfriend. Seeing Her point of view of Amy and her relationship was another eye opener for me. You want someone to love you for who you are, but sometimes you can’t help but change. However, above all your girls have your back. As Dom’s mom expresses at the beginning of the book, school is the time to meet all sorts of people, not the time to latch on to one person who’s “the love of your life”. Growing up is about discovering who you are and what you really want.

I feel like this review is really short for some reason but I really can’t find anything else to say about it. The writing style was simple and powerful. Everything about the characters was realistic. The author even goes out of her way to show how the book could have ended- if it was an unrealistic movie. There was nothing not to like about Anatomy of a Single Girl!

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