Book Review

Georgia Clark’s “The Regulars”

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Description: Best friends Evie, Krista, and Willow are just trying to make it through their mid-twenties in New York. They’re regular girls, with average looks and typical quarter-life crises: making it up the corporate ladder, making sense of online dating, and making rent. Until they come across Pretty, a magic tincture that makes them, well…gorgeous. Like, supermodel gorgeous. And it’s certainly not their fault if the sudden gift of beauty causes unexpected doors to open for them.

But there’s a dark side to Pretty, too, and as the gloss fades for these modern-day Cinderellas, there’s just one question left: What would you sacrifice to be Pretty?

 

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Georgia Clark’s recently released “The Regulars” is a riveting story of three best friends – each with their own insecurities, particularly about their looks. Evie, Krista, and Willow allow their lack of confidence to hold them back from success, but this isn’t just a superficial, frivolous novel. Clark delves into the essence of each of her characters, creating relevant and relatable alter-egos finding themselves in this crazy, often overwhelming city.

Evie, Krista, and Willow are entirely different people overcoming very unique situations. Writing such distinct characters, allows each reader to relate to one more personally. Evie Selby, an aspiring journalist copy-editing flippant sex and makeup pieces for a magazine becomes Chloe Fontaine, a gorgeous on-screen correspondent for a new web-series dating the author she admired most. Krista Kumar was a law school dropout trying to become an actress, and known as the all-around “hot mess,” while Willow Hendriksen was an artist coming from behind her film director father’s shadow and unable to commit to her boyfriend attributed to her father’s consistent infidelity.

Each of the girls had a personal journey completely unlike the other, and I particularly liked that Clark set each character up with very different sexual preferences and relationship status so that regardless of a reader’s status, we can all relate to wanting a life make-over.

Each chapter bounced from one character to the next, making “The Regulars” a fun, fast-paced read. The short chapters and sexy content kept me hooked, even sneaking in a few short chapters at the office. More important than just being another entertaining book is how Georgia Clark perceptively and intelligently tackled a range of social issues on feminism that often go ignored as we strive to look like the next airbrushed supermodel.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  GEORGIA CLARK7D99D75B-2D09-4E06-854B-07358D07EAD9.png

Georgia Clark is widely published in women’s and lifestyle magazines, has written for TV, and performs improv. She’s the author of fiction novel The Regulars, and the YA novels She’s With The Band and Parched. A native Australian, Georgia lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and a fridge full of cheese. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @georgialouclark.
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*I received this book through BookSparks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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