Title:Anatomy of a Single GirlSo ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND was one of the first books I read and reviewed on here and I was SO. EXCITED. when I saw that there was a sequel. Basically, ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND is about a girl in high school falling in love for the first time as well as going through the trials and tribulations of high school--family, sports, fitting in, and sex. Needless to say, I thought ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL would touch on trials and tribulations of college, since this is *technically* a New Adult book since Dominique has just finished her freshman year and is living at home while doing an internship for summer.
Publisher:Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 8th 2013
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We find out that Wes and Dom have broken up (Wes being the boy from ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND) and I thought it was kind of weird that they didn't go into a lot of detail about it. In fact, for 80% of the book she just refers to him as an "ex." What, no name? Especially since we see she still has a box of memories from when they were together. I just found that odd.
Anyway, so Dom is working at this hospital interning when she meets Guy, and then her summer really kicks off. I would say between 80-90% of this book was about Dom and her love/sex life while being a single girl. She meets Guy and they have a fast connection. He shows her Star Wars and sushi and they seem to really click at first. Dom, also, is a bit cray-cray. By the third date she's talking about her expectations of marriage and then when Guy doesn't agree she rethinks everything and is basically like, I should try meaningless sex without love! That could be fun!
The parts of this NA book that I *DID* like were seeing Dom's relationship with her parents post-1st year of college. Have you ever moved back home for a summer after college? It's weird. Like, Dom's parents still implemented her curfew even though she was used to not having one. She spends a lot of time with her BFF and Guy versus family time and has to try and balance their Sunday fishing trips. Then, something I feel a lot of people can relate to, her parents tell her they're planning on selling her childhood house and moving. They figure Dom's in college and they need a change, so why not? Anyway, I wished I could have seen a little more of THIS because THIS is what NA family tension should be about. :)
Overall, ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL was a good book. I liked ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND better, but maybe it was just because my expectations for this read were a little high for NA. I don't know. I really want to read an NA book that deals with real, relatable issues in college rather than just SEXSEXSEX. You know? Leave some of THOSE recommendations for me in the comments if you have any! :)