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I don't read women's fiction... but this book might ensure I shelf my normal crime/thrillers and start reading more books similar to Wilde.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't drawn to the novel by the author, whom I've followed for years.
I was a little sceptical of whether this book would live up to its hype...I gave this book a chance, and the story is far better than anything I'd imagined it be. It's far more than a 'YouTube book'.
For anyone who knows anything about Louise's life, the story appears to echo some of the experiences she's shared online.
Robin Wilde is a lovable character which I'm sure all Mums (including myself!) find relatable. The mum guilt, the thought processes of a working mum and the love Robin has for her daughter.
This is a beautiful story, which is funny, heartwarming and thought provoking.
A thoroughly fun read/listen and adult without being smutty.
Can't recommend this book enough, I can't wait to read another instalment!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about Wilde Like Me? What did you like least?
If you're a single mum who feels like your life is rubbish, you'll like this. I'm neither and found it deeply irritating. It alternates between gloopy sentimentality about how adorable and lovely being a mother is and how lonely and unfulfilled she feels. This is based on Part One only as I couldn't bear ploughing through to the end.
What was most disappointing about Louise Pentland’s story?
It was supposed to be a witty account of single parent life. I found it totally lacking in humour - more whiny than anything.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Fiona Hardingham?
Did Wilde Like Me inspire you to do anything?
Return the audiobook and buy something less annoying.
Any additional comments?
I can only hope it became more positive as it wore on. I wouldn't doubt she gets a man in the end so if that's what you're after, go for it.
27 of 28 people found this review helpful
I love Louise and her channel, and wanted to like this book, too. I really, really wanted to. It's full of Robin telling us exactly what to think, rather than guiding us along a story. More time is given to describing outfits, cakes and lashes than the really important people - Theo, Aunty Kath and even Lila. I'd love to get to know these people more so that I can come along on the journey with Robin. Louise, you've got talent and the characters are great - I know the upcoming books are going to develop them and your writing style.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I felt like she could have been me or any of my friends! Loved it!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful