Monday, December 8, 2008

Review: Perfect on Paper

The (mis) adventures of Waverly Bryson..

Thanks to Tracee Gleichner @ Pump up your book promotion for sending me this book.

I have to start by mentioning this - The best part of the whole experience was the letter I received along with the book. Unlike the usual letter from the publisher, this book included a nice letter from Maria's dad thanking me for agreeing to review his lil' girl's book! Isn't that adorable??

First, Here's a little description of the book:

Anything can look perfect…on paper
When her fiancĂ© calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she thought it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said.
Perfect on Paper is a humorous tale of Waverly's efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow. What does the future have in store for her? Will she finally find what she's looking for?
Her dates? Cringe-inducing at times, definitely entertaining 
Her friends? Often amused, definitely supportive
Her new crush? Possibly intrigued, definitely a catch
The results? Hardly perfect, definitely just right

My thoughts:

As promised, the book turned out to be light, comical and entertaining.

 I liked the simple yet interesting cover of the book. There was something appealing about the simple design.

 I liked the goofy protagonist.Waverly is so adorable. I enjoyed her clumsy acts, her nonsensical observations, her insecurities, etc. She chokes on milky way bars before cute guys, she gets way too drunk, she falls at baseball games (with food and drinks in her hand, of course!), she breaks her ankle before new year's parties.. she's hilarious!

 I loved the quirky "Honey" notes idea. It was innovative and I think that gave the book a whole new dimension.

"Perfect on Paper" is a perfect light read. When all that you want is to settle down with a light book, be sure to have Perfect on Paper within reaching distance.


bermudaonion said...

I think that's the first review I've read that mentioned the letter that came with the book. Sounds like a fun read.

Madeleine said...

Hi Ramya :}

I also received this book for revewing n January. also found the letter very sweet, a father's pride in his little girl.

Veens said...

Very cute indeed :)
Very very nice :)

Kaye said...

Isn't this a fun book. I loved it. In fact, I just posted an interview with Maria and she is giving away a copy of the book. Come on over and peruse.

Anna said...

What a neat letter! I've heard a lot of good things about this book.

Diary of an Eccentric

S. Krishna said...

I really enjoyed this book as well - great review!

Trish said...

Sounds like the type of book I need right now! I think I'm about to start Lolita, and I'm sure it will take me almost the rest of the month to finish.

Glad you enjoyed this one, Ramya!

Ramya said...

@bermudaonion - The letter was unique and I liked it as soon as I saw it. I had to show up on my post..:)

@madeleine - have you read it already? It is a fun book!

@Veens - totally enjoyable book.. give it a shot sometime!

@Kaye - awesome!:) shall come and check out the interview.. she seems like a nice person!

@Anna - it is a fun book and hilarious..:)

@swapna - thanks! it was quite an enjoyable book!

@ooh.. good luck with Lolita! I don't envy you at this moment! hope you enjoy it more than I did.. you definitely need something like this when you are done with Lolita!

mariawink said...

Hi ladies! It's Maria Murnane here, the author of Perfect on Paper. I'm going to tell my dad that he apparently has some fans!!

bethany said...

This sounds like a fun read for sure. thanks so much for sharing! :)

Happy reading!

Ramya said...

@maria - thanks for visiting..:) and yes, you should tell your dad about his little fan club here..:)

@bethany - it is a pretty interesting book:) and perfect when you are just done with something heavy!