Such a Girl

Such a Girl

by Karen V. Siplin
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Such a Girl 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nine years ago at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kendall Stark heeded the advice of her friends by ending her two year relationship with Jack Sullivan because everyone insisted he was a loser. Now, Kendall is a thirty-one year old single living in Brooklyn, working as a communications operator at a popular luxurious Manhattan hotel, and having a nowhere affair with a married man..................................... Kendall feels contented until she sees Jack, owner of New England¿s very successful Sullivan Brewery who is staying at the hotel. Kendall handles herself reasonably well during the encounter, but as he leaves his look back is filled with disappointment that shakes her to the core of her essence. Kendall realizes what she lost when she stopped being Sullivan¿s Ken; she decides she must try to win back his love. However, Jack not only has to forgive, he wonders if she desires him because he is a success?................................................. As CLUELESS DID TO Jane Austen's EMMA, SUCH A GIRL provides the same delightful treatment to the author¿s PERSUASION with Ken being Anne Elliot and Sullivan is retired naval officer Frederick Wentworth. The enjoyable second chance at love story line reflects a realistic social order that though the plot takes place in the twenty-first century could have easily been in the early 1800s. Sullivan is a wonderful protagonist as he wants his Ken back in his life, but doubts he can trust her with his heart. Ken regrets the error that shaped her life, but shows courage as she decides to prove she is his significant other forever. Together they make an intelligent and witty tale........................ Harriet Klausner
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Such A Girl is a marvelously written book exploring the question of finding love again. Although Kendall's friends played an important decision in the past, Kendall is ready to try love again, as hard as it is with the somewhat conceited old boyfriend Jack. A sometimes hilarious tale of friendship, struggle and the mission to define oneself. With an unforgettable cast of character, even the neighbors have a way to also become a major part of Kendall's erratic, yet planned, spontaneous life. Exactly! Karen Siplins's latest novel will undoubtedly have you looking at the last page, wondering why oh why did the story come to an end. With fantastic descriptive narration, Ms. Siplin has done it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From beginning to end, this book reminded me of the sytle Red Ink books are like (which is a compliment, because I'm part of that book club). The choppy language, brutal honesty, consistent humor, and entertaining characters make for great reading. I thought Kendall, the hotel phone operator, should've been fired in Chapter One, but then who would be the new disgruntled employee? I'm really shocked Betty, the neighbor from Hell, didn't get the Mortal Kombat fight I thought she deserved. Kirk reminds me of my temp agency recruiter. Jack is my favorite character of all though. I wish the story was told from his perspective. The only weakness, which is a very HUGE weakness, is that I never get a clear scene of when Kendall and Jake broke up. I get hints all over the place, but Siplin replayed so many past scenes without replaying the most important one. For that reason alone, I can't give it the five stars it deserves.