1 Jul 2012

Book Review: How to Look Like You by Rose McClelland

Have you ever had a frenemy? Someone you smile at sweetly but secretly you are filled with jealousy? Meet Chloe and Ella.

While Chloe sees herself as dowdy, quiet and going nowhere, Ella is brimming with talents: acting, singing, and outward-sitting, bronzed boobs.

Yet, Ella envies Chloe’s steady relationship with Aidan, her stick-thin figure and her perfectly poised style. As a result, Ella feels overweight, over-single and over-the-hill.

As Ella begins to work alongside Aidan, she develops feelings she shouldn’t have. When he invites her to join his band, it’s no surprise Chloe reacts by slamming the door off the handle.

Then Chloe begins a strategy of her own: Operation Simon. If she starts to go out more often with the bloke from work, surely Aidan would take notice?

Will Aidan smell Simon’s advances? Will Chloe and Aidan’s shared plans go ahead?

Will Ella become a friend or an enemy?

Find out How To Look Like YOU

Goodreads Page here.
Published:   5th July 2012

8 out of 10

This is such a great story about two people, Chloe and Ella, who seem to always be in competition with each other, in one way or another.  You can see from the beginning that there is a clash between Chloe and Ella  and following their journeys to see what they do.  You have Chloe who is a bit of a drama queen and then you have Ella who is jealous and insecure.  They both have problems with relationships.  

I did enjoy the fact that as well as the normal story layout, if there is an email it was set out as an email or a letter etc and that really made me feel like I was right there in the story.  

If you are looking for a really great character drama, this is definately one to pick up.

Best wishes 

Debs :-)