Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Everyone Else's Girl by Megan Crane

Title: Everyone Else's Girl

Author: Megan Crane

Genre: Chick Lit

Summary: An unexpected accident forces Meredith McKay to take a critical look at her life. After her father breaks his leg in a car accident, Megan stays home to take care of him. Being in her hometown after a long hiatus brings past relationships and family issues up close and person and Megan has to face some uncomfortable truths.

The Take-Away: Based on the title, I expected Meredith as the main character to be bending over backwards to do whatever it takes to make someone else happy. Instead she comes off as the "Good Girl" always doing what is right. Perhaps the distinction line between them is fine. Perhaps my expectations and the piece were too far apart. Whatever the reason, the title didn't jive with the output for me.

But Meredith is forced into evaluating what she has done with her life, the way she has treated people and what her expectations are. She takes an honest look at herself and discovers that she is wanting. The appropriate measures are taken and she strives to make the transition.

Recommendation: Keep an eye out for more Megan Crane books. I liked her style and the steps she took for the character's self discovery.

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