Title: Everyone Else’s Girl
Author: Megan Crane
Release Date: October 21, 2005
Publisher: 5 Spot
Genre: Chick Lit
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 4 out of 5
Meredith has always been the nice one in her family and circle of friends. After she left school, she moved away from home in order to put some distance between her and her family. She was tired of being the responsible one, the saintly one who sacrificed her own opportunities for those around her.
But when her brother gets engaged to her former best friend, Meredith can’t stay away anymore. She returns home and gets sucked back into her old role, but during her trip she begins to realize some important things about herself and others’ expectations of her.
Megan Crane’s books are always dependable chick lit reads. Crane knows how to appeal to her readers’ emotions and as a result, her books are always captivating and difficult to put down.
Meredith is a great character who is easy to sympathize with. I felt so bad for her at the beginning of the novel. I couldn’t believe how she let her family walk all over her – it was so frustrating that they expected her to drop everything in order to accommodate them. But as the novel progressed, I began to slowly realize that Meredith wasn’t quite as innocent as she seemed. It was wonderful character development, and was an amazing example of showing the reader Meredith’s true personality, rather than simply telling us about it.
The characters in Everyone Else’s GIrl are very well developed. They each have personalities of their own, and none are what you’d expect upon first glance. It’s very easy to pass judgment on them when you’re viewing them through Meredith’s eyes, but it becomes clear that they aren’t what they seem.
Everyone Else’s Girl was an enjoyable novel that I definitely recommend if you’re a fan of chick lit. Megan Crane is great at developing characters and it’s very easy to get emotionally invested in her books.