EBOOK/EPUB (Testing Kate)
Another god awful chick lit book This book came my way as "part of the detritus of a swap meet and I can see "of the detritus of a swap meet and I can see the original owner passed it on I too will be shuffling it out the door though not original owner passed it on I too will be shuffling it out the door though not anyone I know or likeGaskell has only the most udimentary of writing skills her book is a prime example of why I usually cringe when I see the first person POV Even when I was skimming the story seemed to plod along very slowly The dialogue is generally unconvincing as speech and the author freuently has characters eciting their background information to
Each Other Instead Of Finding other instead of finding ways of introducing themThe final death blow is the subject matter main character Kate is a 1L at Tulane Anyone who has been to law school will find the depiction of the law school experience about as accurate as in Legally Blonde The basic message here is you shouldn t be afraid to follow your dreams and your heart to admit when you e on the wrong path and have the courage to change Only eally it s encouraging our adrenaline powered generation to drop what has lost the power to excite and move onto something else What s wrong with steadily content and comfortable I m all for getting out of a ut but there is a line between making life better and just making it different I liked Graham and for all Kate s annoyance at his uirks it was just the natural pitfalls of any elationship overtime You don t throw away the nice steady guy for the uncatchable one His pursuit may be exciting but his uirks will bother you too and soon enough he ll be on to the next chase At least Graham whimmed through hobbies not women What is it with girls that nice guys bother them and the jerks they can t live without How could you consider a guy who aims to hurtI m not saying which if any of the guys she ended up with Because you don t know until she knows The book doesn t follow a predictable omantic pattern I m just saying she never should have considered upgrading her love life I didn t mind her change in career I just didn t buy into the omantic fizzle of her elationshipBut for all her flaws I liked Kate even found her lovable in her uncertainty And she wasn t by far the most flawed character Jen was annoyingly meddlesome and flimsy I didn t like her nor did I feel bad for her self created problems Lexi was self centered but insecure and shallow Now that I think of it most of the characters were shallow and didn t deeply care for each other Maybe I just didn t elate to these chain smoking gossipy competitive immoral never emorseful only self pitying characters But they are the backdrop an. St Elmo's Fire meets Ally McBeal in this charming and engrossing omance set in New Orleans Kate Bennett has done what thousands would love to do jacked in her job put her nice safe
Whitney Gaskell Ã 6 Free eadOf the book though is Kate wondering what to do when her law prof seems out to get her and whether she should get back with her ex or move on to someone else At least she has some self awareness about how she is always dating and not secure enough to just be alone The eason why I did like this book and ended up giving it three stars was that even though this was chick lit it was fairly messy And even though I didn t care for most of the characters due to their actions in the book Gaskell does a good job of moving the story along The writing is okay I was baffled by most of the law trivia and other things mentioned I should have just messaged Moonlight Reader about any uestions I had while eading The setting of the book is New Orleans but I eally wanted depictions of the city This was written before Katrina occurred so I wanted to know about New Orleans besides Mardi Gras beads were thrown Kate was over it and wanted to ead about the French uarter jazz etc I guess you can t expect to ead about a lot of that since Kate is in law school and working But I "was still disappointed The ending was okay I didn t feel a thing about any of Kate s "still disappointed The ending was okay I didn t feel a thing about any of Kate s interests though so that s probably why Testing KateMore like Testing UmmiThis book gave me headaches a one night book it isn t bad it doesn t esort To The Traditional Chick Lit the traditional chick lit nor does it shy away from perceived failures for the characters it is about growth and it doesn t have a story book ending which i appreciated i didn t eally care for the whole deal with Professor Satan nor did i care so much about kate s love life as much as i liked eading her eactions to the people around her she very much seems to be a character that eally doesn t have a lot of agency in fact deciding to go to law school simply because she thought it would give her some stability is so emblematic of her and i appreciate that because i think often than not we allow ourselves to get caught up in things or convince ourselves this is the ight path and we efuse to deviate the characters are all basically charicatures of themselves but you let it slide for little moments like dana coming back with a braided head and the mention of jen s freckleswhat gaskell lacks in plot and character development she makes up for in the fact that she allows her heroine to be eal very very eal and gives her the ability to grow that she deserves without making it seem fanciful and this would never happen in eal life also i finally know why making law eview is so important though i still fail to understand what it does Fairly functional omance. Should be easy ight Wrong Before long Kate's had her life turned upside down by a sadistic professor a than eccentric new boss and not one but two men who are convinced she's The On. ,
D the Kate you could sympathize withThis is not your typical chick lit other than the seeming euirement of sex and "F Words In Modern Lit "words in modern lit writing was fairly good and I enjoyed the story The yeah ight plot twist of many novels were avoided even if Hoffman s second blunder was a isk no intelligent law professor would make The end doesn t seem an obvious course and you let Kate discover the path she thinks is ight for her through all her mistakes A good uick ead better than much light eading out there meh not entirely sure what the main plot line was even supposed to be in this one tired of the cheating trope sexism is boring why are all these grown ass people in their late 20s behaving like 16 year olds the omance was incredibly poorly written there was maybe one character i cared for and that s a wrap on my thoughts boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring I was bored at the end This book has to be one of the worst fiction novels I have ever ead It s just so predictable and does the one thing that I hate in a book and that is OVER DESCRIBING I don t eally need to know about every object in the oom or exactly where she is going I
just want to know what happensOver describing crazy as it seems makes it hard to imagine the environment accuratelywant to know what happensOver describing crazy as it seems makes it hard to imagine the environment accurately bad I did enjoy this one it just drug things out a bit for me I have never been to law school so I don t know if the experiences depicted are true to life Socratic Method or not but the one law school professor is the stuff of nightmares Kate was an okay character I just didn t love her I think my big issue though is the end when Kate goes off to her happily ever after it felt eally out of the blue to me Seemed as if Gaskell was using a bit of her own life nothing wrong with that as inspiration for this fictional character Kate is going to law school in New Orleans at Tulane Law School Orphaned when she was in college Kate decides to pack it up to head to law school after breaking things off with her long term boyfriend Kate uickly joins a uirky group that all are in law school The people in the group are Nick potential love interest Jen only married
#woman in the #in the Addison a tool sorry he is Lexi who Kate feels diminished next to since Lexi is attractive but then Kate is happy to notice she has thin lips and Dana a 19 year old law student I honestly didn t like any of the group that is depicted Nick sleeps with anything with a pulse and I was just grossed out by him Jen has an affair Addison is a tool as already mentioned Lexi and Dana are barely in this except to throw some drama in the book Most. Elationship on hold and upped sticks to move to the other side of the country all in order to find the life she thinks she's meant to live And life as a college student in New Orleans.