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Super In The City (2009)

by Daphne Uviller(Favorite Author)
3.49 of 5 Votes: 3
0385342691 (ISBN13: 9780385342698)
Zephyr Zuckerman
review 1: This book made me laugh out loud at several points - Zephyr and her friends are quick-witted and aren't afraid to say what's on their minds (no matter how stream-of-consciousness that may be). I enjoyed the fact that Zephyr is a late-20s woman who still isn't quite sure what she wants to do or where she wants to head in life. While many of her friends have it "all figured out," she's still questioning her path but making the most out of her new "opportunity" to be the super of her parents' building. Uviller's writing conveys a nice message about how women of Zephyr's generation don't necessarily need to have every last detail of their lives decided by age 25. Zephyr takes opportunity in stride and celebrates her mistakes and failures along the way. This is a fun, breez... morey read and I'm excited to see what Zephyr does next.
review 2: I would be willing to bet that this novel will be the beginning in a series. It laid the groundwork for the story to continue by leaving some open endings. I look forward to what the author has in store for us!The description on the back is rather misleading I would say. It focuses on promoting the mystery aspect of the novel, which wasn't the main theme throughout. The story was much more based in chick lit.Daphne Uviller's debut novel "Super in the City" has taken inspiration from Sex and the City and focuses around four "Sterling Girls" living in New York City. They all have their place in the group and work to balance each other out. One does not make a move without the others knowing about it, and it has been that way since they were in Sterling Prep School.While they aren't identical copies of the Sex and the City girls, but there are absolutely parallels. Lucy would be the equivalent of Charlotte. She is a hopeless romantic that defaces ten dollar bills with instructions to meet her at a quaint bookstore. Mercedes would be the Miranda of the group. A disciplined business woman, with a no nonsense view of love. Tag would be the Samantha of the group, having a love for high class parties, and being able to talk her way out of any situation. Zephyr would be Carrie, the one who never knows what the right decision is to make, she wears her heart on her sleeve.The mystery plot line needed a lot of work. I think she could run with the Janet Evonovichs of the world with a bit of practice. I would have liked a bit more suspense, but I have a feeling that if she turns this into a series we will have a lot more suspense in the next installment.If you like this try "One for the Money" by Janet Evanovich less
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Really like this book alot! Fun, mystery, romance! Great summer read!
Hilarious! Fun read.
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