Penguin Book Australia (Viking), 274 pages
“The only relationships I haven’t wrecked right away were the ones that wrecked me later.”
Jane’s journey in analyzing (over-analyzing) relationships all began when her elder brother brings home his first serious girlfriend. Then an awkward 14-year old, Jane becomes an observer of all relationships and tries to understand what really makes and breaks all love affairs.
The book chronicles on Jane’s own relationships with different men as she matures into an adult. The story is told in extremely dead-pan style wit not seen in many books of its type (I assume this is considered a chick-lit).
At the very last chapter, the book adapts a more ‘normal’ type of storytelling–that of a confused heroine (in most chick-lits).
Bottomline of the story is very cliche: love is bound by no rule or pattern. But the entire book seemed to beat around a very massive bush before going for the kill.
10 for the witty dialogues . 5 for the storyline.
the author, Melissa Bank