After another blogger's mention of Sarah Schmelling's book Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float, I happened to see it available on the new release shelves of the library. It turned out to be a mostly funny book that needed a bit more creativity and a little more brevity.
A couple of the sections are pretty funny but others are derivative and fall a bit flat. I only read the sections that were about authors or books that I am familiar with so as not to spoil plots of books I plan to read in the future. Even in these there were references that I didn't get. And yet some of the gags were just too easy -- like turning Juliet into an emoticon-abusing, "hawt"-spouting ditz. I would have appreciated something a bit smarter. And some bits were rather smart so I know that it was possible -- which is why I think this book might have been a bit too long. I wish I could share some of the funny bits with you but I'm not sure what you have read and I don't want to be a spoiler either.
Wondering if today's authors will have their real Facebook pages mocked in the future,
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