Monday, July 8, 2013

Review: Anatomy of a Single Girl

Goodreads Summary: After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.

The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.

But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.

In Daria Snadowsky’s daring follow-up to Anatomy of a Boyfriend, eighteen-year-old Dominique explores the relationship between love and lust, and the friendships that see us through.
If possible I think I enjoyed this one even more because it covered everything that the first one didn't, and a lot of the important things that other novels don't cover. Like friendship (and how even those suffer breakups), the after period of a breakup, the rebound, and the friend who you wish you could be with even if you've never felt that way towards him. And it talks about those awkward first visits home after you've been away at college. 

Basically what I loved about this novel is what I enjoyed the most about the first one, it doesn't romanticize anything. The first novel, Anatomy of a Boyfriend, gave a fairly realistic portrayal of what it is like going through high school [at least the time period in the novel] and getting the first boyfriend, along with navigating parents and friendships while in that age bracket. Anatomy of a Single Girl tackles college and it does it so well. I knew exactly what Dom was going through having been there myself and I wish I had read this when I first started because its always nice to know that you're not alone and things are crazy for others too.

I think it answered a lot of questions and was even more of a modern Forever [referencing of course the Judy Blume novel], it was the new adult version. It talks about those awkward moments when you're not a young adult any more but you're not a full-fledged card-carrying adult either. I think it really represents what the new adult genre is all about. 



  1. Loved this one! And couldn't agree more about how awesomely realistic it was. Great review!

    -Taylor @ Reading is the Thing

    1. Thank you! I'm really looking forward to reading more by this author. [: