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The Perfect Roommate Kindle Edition
I know how she takes her tea, how she organizes her closet.
I know when she goes to bed each night, what she eats for breakfast, the passcode on her phone.
I know she calls her mother on Mondays, takes barre on Thursdays, and meets her friends for drinks on Fridays.
But more important than any of that … I know what she did.
- ASIN : B078YHQB7G
- Publication date : January 19, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 368 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 192 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #26,323 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This one kind of started out okay. The story was a bit intriguing in the way that I was curious to see where it was going. It wasn't necessarily engaging, but I wanted to see who was who and what exactly would come of the relationships we are introduced to. Then all of a sudden, the book took a turn and was over in no time. All of the "build up" for nothing. It was predictable by that point, and I was completely annoyed all the way around.
The characters were whiny and exasperating. By the middle of the book, I wasn't sure how much more I could take of them. You have poor college students and rich college students... but they are so overly stereotyped, not a one was interesting or had a redeeming quality.
The "twist" other reviews mention... not a twist. I was the inevitable. It was spelled out for the reader before it even came. I can't say that I would recommend this for anyone. I know, I know. I am being brutal, but I am being completely honest. The story, the writing, and the inconsistencies in the plot made the book hard to like.
I would have given the book more stars, but the ending felt like a lifetime movie where everything is up in the air and then BAM, there’s the conclusion. Right as I felt like I was in the big middle of intrigue and trying to figure out if I had guessed the villain correctly, everything wrapped up in a matter of pages. I was hoping for more content and something more I could sink my teeth into. Like I said, I did like the author’s style and the way she initially set up the characters, so I think I’d check out other books of hers in the future.
And now, not only was Meadow sharing a home with Lauren, they were becoming fast friends. Lauren gave Meadow expensive and stylish clothes from her closet, gave her makeup tips, and took Meadow to her hairstylist for a new 'doo. For the first time in her life, Meadow has a best friend and is part of the popular crowd. Life is wonderful! But that all changes when Meadow discovers something she shouldn't...
I love, love, loved the first half of this book! Did not want to put it down. Didn't like the second half as much. A bit convoluted and some of Meadow's behaviors didn't seem logical. Nevertheless, it was a pleasurable read. This was the second book I've read by Minka Kent, and I love her writing style! Will be waiting impatiently for her next book to come out.
Four stars and change!
This was a fast read for me and I enjoyed it, it was a good book to take with me when I had some spare time to read, easy to slip right back into and pick right up with the story and characters.
I suppose the only reason I did not give it 5 stars was that the ending came a bit too fast for me and felt a bit tied up too quickly. That is not to dissuade anyone from reading it, because I felt it was enjoyable and I really enjoy Minka's novels and I do recommend it. I am giving it 4 stars.
I am looking forward to reading her next novel and she is one of the authors I really watch out for.
Plus, in the copy of the book I bought of The Perfect Roommate, there was 50 pages of her first novel The Memory Watcher at the end of this book, so you can read and get excited about reading that full novel as that one was a 5 star book for me!
Top reviews from other countries
I enjoyed reading The Perfect Roommate. It is written in the first person of Meadow and the characters of Meadow and Lauren are fully developed throughout this novel. The dynamics of a shared household are fully explored and it is nice how their friendship builds.
I liked how the reader was given nagging doubts about whether there was a dark side to Lauren or Meadow. I found the plot okay but the main strengths of this novel was how a newcomer blends into a shared household.
I enjoyed the social commentary throughout this book including one of my pet hates which I think is very rude but very common with young people...
Lauren sat there in silence most of the night, checking her phone under the table, completely bored with our conversation.
...There are many twists along the way making the reader wonder what if? I found The Perfect Roommate to be a GOOD 4 star read but it did not have the volume of surprises that Minka’s previous novel The Memory Watcher provides.
It's a creepy old story along the lines of SWF but I did enjoy it, as you're trying to figure out who is the normal person among this set of mates and who is the headcase !! It's all very cleverly put together.
There are some very funny lines in this, mostly courtesy of Meadow.
She did that awful American thing of writing "So glad you could come with" leaving off the us at the end. It comes across as just wrong.
There were way fewer errors in this one, too. Lover's quarrel ought to be lovers' quarrel/likewise Bristowe's should be Bristowes' and a fullstop was dropped in one instance but she DID make one massive mistake which ALWAYS costs 1* in my reviews, and that was when she used the wrong name at one point ! And nobody had picked it up !! Such a pity.....Thayer's was written and not Reed's. I'd also use wringer and not ringer but I think they're given a pass on that across the pond. This phrase, "Taking a couple spots back" I didn't understand. I wondered if it was meant to be steps as opposed to spots ? And "I can't her staring at me with that pathetic look...." lost a word.
It's definitely a good story and I whizzed through it and if not for that horrid transgression I'd have given it 5*.
I found the characters interesting and well written. The story line was interesting and has some great twists along the way.
There were a few errors throughout the book - at one point Reed is called Thayer. There are some random speech marks where they shouldn’t be etc. I find errors like this jolt me out of the reading world!
Overall, I gave this 4 stars and would certainly read another book by the author.