I don’t remember why I picked up this book – I think I became a little more interested in mystery-type novels after going on a huge Gillian Flynn kick last year. Speaking of whom, I only found out after I read this book that it was being called “the next Gone Girl,” and I have to say, I’m really glad I didn’t know that before I started reading. Dear reader, my best advice to you if you’re going to read this book is to put this comparison aside. I don’t think it’s fair to either book to compare them.
While I admit to loving my Kindle and buying books from Amazon specifically to read on my digital devices, I am not about to give up my love for the (physically) printed word. And I know I’m not alone.
First of all, I would like to share that I was reading this book on my Kindle on my lunch break when a co-worker asked me what I was reading. I told him the title of the book, and he said, “Yeah, I guess we are, but we’re going to lunch at [totally forgot where he said, because I was laughing at this point] but you can come if you want.” Therefore, the title of this book is absolutely perfect. Well played, Mindy Kaling, well played.
The other day, I got thinking about the American Girl dolls and how much I loved them growing up. I read all the books, and loved the history and the spunky, spirited girls that the American Girl series created. They were so cool! And those few Christmases when I peeled back wrapping paper to find An American Girl Doll peering up at me…holy cow. Excitement ensued. So now that I have a daughter (and I know this is premature, but these things are expensive, so don’t judge me too much) I started poking around online to revisit my old pals.
Only my old pals weren’t there.