Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Book Review: Not My Type by Melanie Jacobson

I forgot how wonderful cheesy Mormon realistic fiction can be! This was like a refreshing glass of lemonade to me. I've missed the clean, peppiness of this genre. Anyways, Not My Type is about Pepper Spicer and her trying-to-be-an-adult issues. She dated the same guy for all four of her years at BYU and it just flat out ended in a disaster. Now she's trying to find a way out of her dead-end sandwich shop manager job to move on to bigger and better things. She starts writing a witty column for an online magazine, and does pretty well, but there's a catch. The column is about being single in Salt Lake, and Pepper has to go on a date a week and then write about them. She feels like she is not being very nice to the guys she writes about, and she'd rather be writing feature articles. Then a real guy shows up, not just one of the one-time date type of guys. Is Pepper ready for a real relationship? Will her job get in the way?

I'm sure you have already guessed the answers to these questions, but it was the story of how Pepper ended up that was so fantastic! That didn't make a lot of sense...I mean, yes, the story is predictable in the ending, but the way we get to the ending was really cute, fun, exciting and just all around great. I really enjoyed this novel. The writing was clever and witty. The only problem was that Jacobson had a lot of modern refrences (Twilight, Justin Beiber, ect.) and those will date the novel in just a few years. But, oh well. I loved this book, and I recommend it!
Happy Reading!

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