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Book Review: A Total Waste Of Make-Up

Submitted by on April 15, 2010 – 19:32One Comment

“Not A Total Waste Of Time At All!”

A Total Waste Of Make-Up certainly wasn’t a total waste of time because the journey through the pages was simply superb. It’s like living in someone else’s shoes, precisely named, the shoes of Charlie Edwards.

Charlie is turning 30 in a couple of weeks’ time. Unlike other women who are married with children at her age, Charlie is the most single and available woman in town. But how could it be? Her curves are perfect, her body is slim and sexy, her face shines up like an angel, and she is the personal assistant to one of Hollywood’s sexiest movie star. In any cases, she could easily fit into the most eligible single woman in the entire country – but she is single with no one after her heart. With her younger sister’s wedding just 6 weeks away, Charlie feels nothing but sorry for herself and begins to wonder if she will ever fall in love afterall.

Written with the first person point of view, we travel through the 6-weeks journey of Charlie as she seriously looks into every perspective of her love life. She questions why she hasn’t found the man of her dreams, why her best friends have live different love life in contradiction with what they believe in, what should she do in order not to scare potential boyfriends away, etc. Besides that, the story also exposes readers to the lifestyle of super rich celebrities as Charlie brings us into the world of her boss, superstar Drew Stanton.

The interesting bits about A Total Waste Of Make-Up can be found in the way the story is being told by Kim Gruenenfelder – A string of advices written for the future generation. It’s a welcoming break since the chapters are being told in one long breath. The time and settings of the story only changes when the chapter comes to an end. Thus, having snippets of advices in bold fonts in between the paragraphs is a welcoming reading break for the eyes and mind. The snippets form a complete love guide when put together; it’s like reading two books in one. A smart approach indeed.

Well done, Kim!

Note: Reviews are based on foundations stated HERE.

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