ABOUT THE BOOK:
Published May 1st 2017 by Allen & Unwin
Lucy Crighton has just moved in with some gregarious housemates called Brian and Denise . . . who are her parents. She's also the proud mother of Glenda, her beloved 10-year-old . . . kelpie. And she has absolutely no interest in the dashing son of her parents' new next-door neighbour . . . well, maybe just a little.
When you're the girl in between relationships, careers and cities, you sometimes have to face some uncomfortable truths . . . like your Mum's obsession with Cher, your father's unsolicited advice, and the fact there's probably more cash on the floor of your parents' car than in your own bank account.
Thank goodness Lucy's crazy but wonderful best friend, Rosie, is around to cushion reality, with wild nights at the local Whipcrack hotel, escapades in Japanese mud baths, and double dating under the Christmas lights in London.
But will Lucy work out what she really wants to do in life and who she wants to share it with?
Oh this was a brilliant read and I loved it for all of it's bogan glory! (I actually read this over the course of 1 evening.)
I've been somewhat "off" chick lit for a number of years now, but this was a refreshing sidestep from my usual go to reads these days.
Largely set in Rockhampton in northern Queensland of the east coats of Australia - which in itself is a great thing - this is a coming of age tale, in your 30s!
The locations this book weaved between were all familiar to me, so this really did just strike so many chords with me. I couldn't not love it.
The writing is unique outback Aussie and all in all its great to see an author keep it bogan real!
As much as I applaud the author for keeping true to her roots and heritage of Rocky - I can't help but feel a little sad that the people I can share this great read with will be limited due to just how Aussie this is. It will struggle to be appreciated, and even understood fully by the wider audience.
I guess on the flip side, maybe it's a good thing to keep these little gems to ourselves everyone once in a while!
I really hope that this author writes more.