Please Send Help (I Hate Everyone But You, #2)
by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin
I love Goodreads Giveaways for many reasons. The most obvious reason, free books, is surprisingly low on the list. I do enjoy the first look at the soon to be trendy books that will before long fill up my inbox from the various bestseller prognosticators that share their mailing lists with me. However, there is another reason why I spend so much time in that part of GR.
I brag that I read anything (and I really do), but I suppose that I am like most readers in that I have certain subjects and themes that I tend to gravitate towards. Perusing the GR list near daily, (Seriously, folks it is a compulsion) I find myself trying for many books that I would simply look right past in more traditional book hunting places. When the TBR measures in the thousands of books, reading time is at a premium, but I tend to make exceptions for people who send me books to read, or at the very least, I really try hard to so. ‘Please Send Help’ definitely falls into this group.
When I got the book, I had no idea that the authors were popular YouTubers or even that it was a sequel (though the subtitle should have given that away). It just seemed interesting. Is there a better reason to read a book?
The book follows longtime friends, Gen and Ava, as they head out into the post-college world of first jobs and adult interaction. One working as an intern on a TV show in New York and the other working for an almost forgotten newspaper in Florida. Both women are completely out of their element and their friendship is often the only lifeline.
Told through a series of texts and emails, the story is surprisingly easy to read. It kept my interest for almost three hours which is to say I read it in a single sitting. At twice the age of these young women, I am obviously not the intended audience for this book. I occasionally found it uncomfortable, in a TMI sort of way. It is at times explicit, sometimes vulgar, often hilarious, but always honest. I find myself cheering for these young women as they make their way in the world.
Expect to see this book in stores in July.