Will You Won't You Want Me?

I found a real appreciation for this book I wouldn't have found it I were at a different age, being a woman in my mid-twenties a lot like main character Marjorie. Marjorie was the queen bee of her high school, one of those girls whom popularity, boys and makeup seemed to come so easily. Despite not being one of those A type personalities myself in high school, even I could relate to how utterly confusing and lost being a teenager can feel. As Madge's life as an adult begins to spiral down, she meets people who aren't superficial; people who she would have never associated herself with ten years ago. Her newfound bff, Fred, brings a light and a life philosophy for Madge to reflect on. I think this story will strike a chord with many who fear they're coming to their quarter-life crisis. Being in your mid-twenties is a time for reinvention. Not only was Will You Won't You Want Me? funny and poetically written, despite it being a fluffy sort of read it prompts some real introspection.

Book Blurb for Will You Won't You Want Me?

Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was Queen Bee. Now, 10 years later, she's lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she's surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss--at a potentially game-changing new job--grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she's faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be? Nora Zelevansky's Will You Won't You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 4.00