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[Claire LaZebnik] Ï The Smart One and the Pretty One [young-readers PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ú This is definitely women s fiction chick lit it s the story of two sisters, Lauren, who s got some serious financial issues and who s come home to get her bearings, so to speak, and Ava, the practical, organized one She s also kind of frumpy and has spent much of her life focused on not focusing on her externals, in part because Lauren s got that down pat.
Now, I will admit right up front that I tended to identify with Ava and I mostly loathed Lauren, who seemed incredibly immature and self centered and a little blind with regards to any need to change That said, The Smart One and the Pretty One was very easy to read and I kept on turning the pages until the end I would definitely read Ms LaZebnik again, with hopes that I d like the characters in the next one Claire LaZebnik s The Smart One and the Pretty One is the story of two sisters trying to understand each other as adults while simultaneously boosting each other as they share difficult experiences And though I wanted to like the Nickerson girls and cheer for them from the get go, I just had too many issues with this book.
Firstly, both sisters felt like such stereotypes to me Ava is a lawyer yes, of course she is while Lauren worked at a fashionable boutique, stocking up on clothes and other items she couldn t really afford She s materialistic and a little bratty She craves the spotlight and demands it of everyone in her life In terms of stereotypes, she s the poster child for youngest sister, while Ava has her post as mature big sister all locked up.
I never felt like I really got to know either of them I was standing at a distance, looking in as they dealt with their m I wanted a light, fluffy read before I tackled a serious and heart tugging book from my stash I just never got into the plot other than to feel disgust and frustration with the two sisters Ava and Lauren Ava is a presentable but frumpy, hard working lawyer Younger Lauren is cute and perky and in financial trouble Finding herself fired from her job, facing eviction from her New York apartment and burdened with debt, she ups and moves back to California to literally sponge off her family when she learns of her mother s cancer Ava tries to get Lauren back on track with finances while Lauren tries to make over Ava When Lauren found a betrothal agreement between her parents and Russell Markowitz s parents made wh So this was actually the first LaZebnik I read But that was five years ago, so all I remembered was that I liked it Between that how much I enjoy her YA, I thought I d give it a re read.
And I still like it I think the characters are a bit less likable than in her YA That s not all bad, though In some ways, it s nice to have love interests who come off badly at times And the family stuff was pretty good.
I kind of wish even had been done with Ava s attitude towards clothes and looking pretty That s something I ve struggled with at times, wanting people to like you for you and worrying that dressing up would change their impression of you in wrong ways.
Although I don t usually go for chick lit, the title of this book caught my attention It started out ok and the plot line had good potential Though pretty soon I started to get annoyed with Ava s character She was just too awkward, and I couldn t help but cringe with how she interacted with Russell for most of the story Lauren s character however, was what kept my interest to finish the book The relationship with her and Daniel showed potential and I wanted to see it evolve further Even till the end I was rooting for them and wanted to see a happy ending.
I was disappointed that the story ended without letting use know where Lauren stood as far as Daniel and her future I m hoping that this means there will be a second book that continues La



I adored this book I can t say enough good things about it I knew exactly where Ava was coming from and found myself being eager to see what she did with herself for my own benefit I really can t think of the last time that I identified with a character in a book so much I don t dress to impress and hate wearing makeup And like in the book, my little sister has done my makeup on occasion And Lauren, also what a great character Even though I didn t identify nearly as much with her as I did her sister ,Ava, I saw a bit of my sister in her Russell was so sweet, I loved him too These characters were real people to me This MUST be made into a movie So besides the fact that I felt like those characters were very real to me, this book was just funny Your everyday, can t help it funny That s just who they were I lov I alternated between loving this book and being very annoyed by it I spent time in the enjoying it side, but got annoyed as the book went on.
I liked the family relationships in the book I enjoyed the byplay between the sisters, and how they went about reestablishing their friendship I found both sisters to be interesting characters.
Lauren needs to grow up, but she s got a good heart Her sister Ava is trying to help her in the growing up department Sometimes she appreciates this, sometimes she doesn t Ava s been grown up for a long time She s always taken life seriously She wants to share this with her younger sister.
What I didn t like what the message about appearance The characters say that beauty isn t important, but ignoring your appearance is The fact that these conversations take place between two gorgeous size 6 women doesn t help.
This book is, as its title suggests, about a smart one and a pretty one in this case, twenty something sisters Ava and Lauren Nickerson, respectively Ava is a smart, overly buttoned up lawyer and Lauren is a bubbly, overly free wheeling buyer and devotee of all things fashion They both have their romantic storylines, as we switch back and forth between the two But the book is also about a family reconnecting and learning a little about each other in adulthood, as the sisters support their mother through a medical crisis The characters seemed genuine and interesting, and the reading experience often felt like being a fly on the wall as relationships developed through witty conversations I liked this one It gains depth from characters that are supportive of each other, especially the sisters whose support often comes in amusingly annoying forms to God I hate chick lit.
This one was especially bad Dear god, the characters were abominable The smart one, Ava, is the least convincing lawyer character I ve ever read in a book What kind of attorney can t articulate why something pisses her off, or win an argument with her idiot sister Clearly the writer has not associated much with actual litigators Further, in the story, Ava is full of caution and justifiable disdain for the vapid pretty boy pursuing her, but in the end just becomes another stupid pretty girl an almost literal clone of her sister, except with a job , so that she can land said vapid pretty boy, who really just views her as his own personal make over project that he fucks And the pretty one, Lauren, is a shallow binge shopping bimbo who only cares about how hot she appears to men Oh, if only she bou When Ava Nickerson Was A Child, Her Mother Jokingly Betrothed Her To A Friend S Son, And The Contract The Parents Made Has Stayed Safely Buried For Years Now That Still Single Ava Is Closing In On Thirty, No One Even Remembers She Was Once Engaged To The Markowitz Boy But When Their Mother Is Diagnosed With Cancer, Ava S Prodigal Little Sister Lauren Comes Home To Los Angeles Where She Stumbles Across The Decades Old DocumentFrustrated And Embarrassed By Ava S Constant Lectures About Financial Responsibility All Because She S In A Little Debt Okay, A Lot Of Debt , Lauren Decides To Do Some Sisterly Interfering Of Her Own And Tracks Down Her Sister S Childhood Fianc When She Finds Him, The Highly Inappropriate, Twice Divorced, But Incredibly Charming Russell Markowitz Is All Too Happy To Re Enter The Nickerson Sisters Lives, And Always Accountable Ava Is Forced To Consider Just How Binding A Contract Really Is This Sparkling Novel About Two Sisters Is Both Witty And Stylish Even If You Don T Have A Sister Of Your Own, You Won T Be Able To Resist LaZebnik S Charming Take On Modern Relationships read It Holly Peterson, Bestselling Author Of The Manny

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