Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: January 6th, 2004
Format: Kindle version
Summary Via GoodReads
My Rating: ★★★1/2
This is the second book in Meg Cabot's "The Boy" series, and I have to admit I didn't like it quite as much as the first book, but I still found it really enjoyable.Meet Kate Mackenzie. She:works for the T.O.D. (short for TyrannicalOffice Despot, also known as Amy Jenkins,Director of the Human Resources Division at the New York Journal) is sleeping on the couch because her boyfriend of ten years refuses to commit can't find an affordable studio apartment anywhere in New York City thinks things can't get any worse.They can. Because:the T.O.D. is making her fire the most popular employee in the paper's senior staff dining room that employee is now suing Kate for wrongful termination, and now Kate has to give a deposition in front ofMitch Hertzog, the scion of one of Manhattan's wealthiest law families,who embraces everything Kate most despises ... but also happens to have a nice smile and a killer bod.The last thing anybody -- least of all Kate Mackenzie -- expects to findin a legal arbitration is love. But that's the kind of thing that can happen when ... Boy Meets Girl.
This book experiments a little bit more with writing style as it is not only written in emails, but also in memos, scraps of notes on the back of receipts and even with recorded voicemails. I think this might be where it lost me, since I read this on my kindle and sometimes the formatting was all messed up. This might be a book that is better read in the print version.
If you haven't read the first book, it doesn't matter because although there are cameos from the characters in the first book this is not a direct sequel. This novel deals with Kate a woman who has a tough boss to deal with on top of moving out of her apartment with her ex-boyfriend of ten years. If anything, watching Kate try to find an apartment in New York City (even back in the early 2000s) really cemented why I would never want to live there. Rent is so damn expensive!
The book really does show you that there are some terrible people out there, like Kate's boss Amy and her fiance Stuart. Stuart is the reason that Amy makes Kay fires Mrs. Lopez because she won't give him any dessert. The situation is kind of funny, but I think one thing that bothered me was I don't think we ever find out WHY she won't give him dessert. When pressed she says, "he knows what he did" but we never find out WHAT she is talking about. So that bothered me a little, but it's not a deal breaker.
This is another not-so-serious, fun book to read if you just need something that doesn't make you think too hard or if you need a break from depressing books. I think the most interesting thing about this story isn't necessarily the plot, but the experimental style in which it was written.
Have you read this book in the series? Which is your favorite of this series?
Happy Reads Everyone!