Review: Metro Girl

December 1, 2006

Metro Girl CoverMetro Girl
by Janet Evanovich

Grade: B

Synopsis: Alexandra “Barney” Barnaby sets off to Florida to find her brother after receiving a worrying phone call from him. She finds herself mixed up in a plot of boats, cubans, and gold.

Review: There’s a reason Janet Evanovich is consistently on the best seller list–her books are full of action and plot twists. The characters are all quirky and interesting, which is one of my hot points with books. This book is another fun one, but don’t expect to get more than a time-passer out of this. There is not much in here to make you think–which is fine, it’s chick lit, sometimes you want to read books that don’t make you think. The situation is pretty much completely unrealistic; Barney jets off to Florida to find her brother, pretty much guaranteeing termination at her job. She runs into a famous Nascar driver who was aquainted with her brother, and they set off to find him. Besides the gun-toting cubans that fill Miami, part of what I found unrealistic was how quickly everyone they met jumped on board with the search, as if they’d all known each other forever. You began to forget through the book that these characters only just met, because they didn’t act like it at all. Also, halfway through the book I felt like it should be almost finished . . . but I had quite a ways to go. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not; I’m usually in favor of slightly longer books to occupy me longer.
If you’re looking for a typical unrealistic, but fun, sort of book, then be sure to check this one out!


One Response to “Review: Metro Girl”

  1. I love the books of Janet Evanovich, and Metro Girl is, as you rightly say, great entertainment. The fast paced action in the book makes for very fluid reading. If you’re looking for a few hours to forget the world and to have just plain fun, then Metro Girl is the book. Janet Evanovich manages to give the characters the right twists to come up with some pretty amusing plot details!

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