Welcome to the Wednesday's Favorites post. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is 'Just Pru' by Anne Pfeffer, a book I read in February.
"My mother once joked that my dad had wanted to name me Obedience. As if Prudence wasn't bad enough. I was not a Prudence and I never would be."
When twenty-five-year-old Pru Anderson—braless, pajama-clad, and clutching her cat, Chuck—is rescued from her burning Los Angeles apartment, the thing that scares her most is meeting the neighbors. New people make her hide in the bathroom, counting by sevens, but when her home is destroyed, she must turn strangers into friends … or crawl back to the controlling parents she only recently escaped.
What would her idol, Pepper Hathaway, do? That’s a no brainer: the detective-slash-supermodel heroine from Pru's favorite TV series would take no prisoners while looking fierce in a tankini and stilettos. So when the chance comes to live with her upstairs neighbor, Ellen, a playwright, Pru goes for it.
Thus begin the adventures of Pru, who's never had a job, a friend, or a first kiss. Swept into Ellen's whirlwind life, Pru begins to build her own, as director's assistant for a new play, muse to brooding actor Blake, and possible love interest to adorably neurotic neighbor, Adam.
Only one thing can derail Pru's exhilarating ride. Well, actually, it's two things—and they're in a car headed straight for LA to torpedo her life. When the past that nearly destroyed her comes calling, who will she be: a Prudence or a Pepper?
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.36Average Amazon Rating: 4.7
Praise for 'Just Pru':
I loved this whacky, unusual story about a socially awkward girl who finally manages to break out of her shell and find her way. This is a book that will make you laugh and cheer. It has fantastic, realistic and quirky characters and an adorable romance.
'Just Pru' was one of those books you can’t help but adore and set a place in your heart because of how wonderful and inspiring the story was. It was a delight reading this and I definitely recommend this to those who wants to read something feel-good and inspiring.
I like how Pfeffer tackled the issues that Pru has, and how realistically she tackles them. She thinks about how her favourite fictional heroine might deal with it, and then tries it out herself. And haven’t we all relied on someone, thought ‘I bet so & so would do this…’ and then given it a go? I have.
‘Just Pru’ really blowed my mind. And I know for sure that I will be thinking of this book for a long, long time. This book deserves to be up on a bestseller list. It really was that good!
This book is available at Amazon.
About the Author:
Anne Pfeffer worked in finance and was a children's rights attorney before she decided to follow her respective dreams of writing books and working in her pajamas. Since then, she has self-published the novels ‘Any Other Night’, ‘The Wedding Cake Girl’, and ‘Girls Love Travis Walker’, which was named one of IndieReader.com's Best Indie Books of 2013.
Anne loves her family, cool breezes, carbohydrates, and elastic waistbands. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her dachshund, Taco.