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Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Watching Willow Watts
By Talli Roland
This novel has everything you’d expect from a great romantic comedy. Strong characters, a romping plot and plenty of will they/won’t they suspense. But it’s also about something much deeper.
As we follow Willow Watts on her journey to turn her life and her family’s fortunes around with a stratospheric career as a Marilyn Monroe lookalike, we’re posed with some very real and deep questions about the nature of identity.
Who are we? Who do we want to be and how much of that depends on what we look like externally rather than what we actually are?
Willow is supported by strong characters from her best friend Paula, to her Dad who gets a chance at transformation himself, and even Krusty the family pet gets a look in. Look out also for Betts who delivers one of the most heart-warming storylines.
I really enjoyed this book with its great characters, interesting premise and satisfying plot, but more than that, it made me think.
This book is highly recommended as a fun romantic comedy read, but with a difference!
Reviewed by Helen M Hunt
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