Kw-logo-smaller

A Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing Book Review

Jane started out kick-ass and turned out lame.
Courtesy of Penguin
A Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

A Girl's Guide To Hunting and Fishing introduces Jane, an independent girl in her early teens. Jane starts out an awesome heroine and turns into a doormat - I'm still trying to figure out how.

Author: Melissa Banks

Okay I think I missed a chapter or three in this book of short stories. Girls' Guide opens with the story Advanced Beginners. This story introduces Jane, an independent girl in her early teens[/kwlink]. It is about Jane's first observation of adult relationships. Her brother and his girlfriend come to visit; Jane is awed by the girlfriend and perplexed by her brother's new-found maturity. This story is awesome! I closed my eyes and related to what Jane was experiencing.


Twenties Girl

The next story jumps to Jane in her twenties. Here is the point where another chapter would have been nice, because Jane is now a paranoid girlfriend! How did that happen?! We don't know why, but she is dating a jerk. Why has our heroine morphed into a desperate doormat? As the book continues, Jane continues to turn into a man obsessed freak. As I read, I got increasingly frantic waiting for an explanation or a turnaround. I wanted to yell at her, "Jane, what are you doing? You are a smart person! Save yourself!" Then finally after about 15 years of dating jerks, Jane finally gets it right by meeting a guy, who is sooo obviously not about having a doormat-girlfriend. And what does Jane do to mess it up? She buys a book of dating rules! Argh! There is no doubt in my mind, in real life, this awesome guy would have lost patience after the first date. But he doesn't, maybe cause he's clueless too.


Finding Her Man

Finally our heroine is true to herself, finds her man and the world is well. But I am left wondering why writers feel the need to make their heroine's main plight finding a husband? Helen Fielding did it with Bridget Jones and now Melissa Banks has added to the list of books NOT to read if you are single and happy.


Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing Rating: 4


Related Stories:

  • Jurassic Park 3 Movie Review
  • Dinosaur :: Book Review
  • Walking With Dinosaurs
  • Get More Book Reviews Here
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    F1024093549468

    Long Distance Relationships - Yes or No?

    • If he/she doesn't go to my school, or live on my block, it's too much effort.
    • It depends on the distance - a few hours away is no biggie.
    • Distance doesn't matter if it's true love!

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    Vuxz
    Vuxz posted in General:
    526
    reply 27 minutes
    ElectroWolf
    Gasoline
    reply 27 minutes
    Vuxz
    Vuxz posted in Say Anything:
    Blue. Nowhere does it say i cant post because im a boy.
    reply about 1 hour
    PrincessAmelia
    "pllgirls" wrote:Pink Nice choice..but I can't stand pink as it is too girlish....but it is your choice...I think you must love pink..like how I love red :):) 
    reply about 3 hours
    PrincessAmelia
    "umbreonexpert" wrote:black or deep blue I like black :) but I never tried blue..must be good :):) 
    reply about 3 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

    Ow_fright_ad_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...