Dream a little Dream - Giovanna Fletcher


I originally started this book as part of my 25 in 25 reading quest, but I didn't finish this one, so it doesn't count. You can find some of the other ones here...

So, it pains me to say, that this is now the third book I started reading, but couldn't quite stomach the whole way through.

Let's start by getting the obvious out of the way, which ironically I didn't know when I ordered it!

Giovanna Fletcher is Tom from McFly's wife - you know, the one with the cute baby video? Yeah, that's her.

Anyway, I didn't know this when it popped up in the side bar on Amazon, otherwise I would have been a bit more skeptical approaching it.

Let's get the actual cover out of the way shall we? Firstly, the capitalisation on the second D annoys me - I'm not sure why it's there - I know most authors go full caps on the covers to avoid this problem. Secondly, the spine. Fletcher is in massive caps, while Giovanna gets tiny print squidged in at the top. If the quick google that shows 'Tom Fletcher's wife's book' didn't drop any hints, this does, which is a shame if the inside cover is to be believed and she was a journalist prior to kids - I can't help but feel this is a) an attempt to piggyback McFly's fame (which is fair enough if you can) or b) a bit sad that she hasn't done it outright in her professional name and carved her own way. Either way, these are only observations made after I attempted to read the book, so are probably a bit too scathing - apologies!

In summary, this book follows Sarah, a PA, who for some unknown reason is friends with her ex of seven years and gets a bit upset when he gets engaged. She makes up a dream relationship with a guy she passed quickly at uni, and then shock horror, this guy appears in real life. 

That's as far as I got, because the book is done in Sarah's POV, and she is incredibly annoying - I just couldn't do that to myself. Most of her life choices are inexplicable, and her thoughts are littered with references to reality TV and current celebrities (including Tom from McFly(!)) that will incredibly age the book, and go over the heads of anyone who doesn't watch those shows (me included.) (Also, the 'dream' sections in the book are written in italics, which is super annoying.)

In short, this book was far too ditsy for me and I really didn't like it, which is a shame, as I usually quite enjoy a quick chick flick. 

Anyway, onwards and upwards eh? I may scout out another of her books and see if it wasn't just bad luck with this one.

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