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February 02, 2017

Dear Emma by Katie Heaney #BookReview

 
Harriet, the author of her college newspaper's pseudonymous student advice column "Dear Emma," is great at telling others what to do, dispensing wisdom for the lovelorn and lonely on her Midwestern campus. Somehow, though, she can't take her own advice, especially after Keith, the guy she's dating, blows her off completely. When Harriet discovers that Keith has started seeing the beautiful and intimidating Remy, she wants to hate her. But she can't help warming to Remy, who soon writes to "Dear Emma" asking for romantic advice.

Now Harriet has the perfect opportunity to take revenge on the person who broke her heart. But as she begins to doubt her own motivations and presumably faultless guidance, she's forced to question how much she really knows about love, friendship and well-meaning advice.




Katie Heaney is a senior editor at BuzzFeed whose writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Vulture, The Hairpin, The Awl, and Pacific Standard, among other places. She is the author of a memoir, Never Have I Ever, and the novel, Dear Emma. She lives in Brooklyn. 


Dear Emma was an okay read for me. I found it a bit irritating that Harriet couldn't apply the same advice from her blog into her personal life. And I found that the characters were a little too boy crazy for me. The writing in this book was good and the characters were interesting to read about. Overall this was a book with interesting character but a lackluster plot. 











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