Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quick Review: "The Devil Wears Prada" by Lauren Weisberger

From Goodreads:  Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child. 

My Thoughts:  I have no idea why I bought this book but at some point in time, I did.  I have read one other Lauren Weisberger book and I think this one will be my last. 

The story was very predictable and not super exciting.  Once I got started reading it, I knew exactly what was going to happen for the rest of the story.  It actually seemed like the same plot formula from another Weisberger book, Everyone Worth Knowing.  I didn't feel sympathetic towards any of the characters and I thought they were all pretty two-dimensional.

I honestly don't know what I was expecting from this book but it really didn't do it for me.  It was a light read and I got through it pretty quick but I kind of feel like I could have used that time to read something else instead.  I haven't seen the movie for this book but I am not a huge Anne Hathaway fan so I will probably have to skip it.  2 stars.

1 comment:

  1. I thought the movie was pretty entertaining and, well, I'll be reading Devil Wears Prada when I need a simple, entertaining read :)

    Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story


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