This Way Up

This Way Up Stella du Preez has the perfect life Well almost She is married to a great man She has a great supportive family She lives in one of the most beautiful cities in the world Her friends are the best Bu

  • Title: This Way Up
  • Author: Paige Nick
  • ISBN: 9780143527558
  • Page: 220
  • Format: None
  • Stella du Preez has the perfect life Well almost She is married to a great man She has a great, supportive family She lives in one of the most beautiful cities in the world Her friends are the best.But well, her job isn t great As the sex column agony aunt, Dr Dee, she has to deal with an almost unending slew of queries about the ickiest of things when all she realStella du Preez has the perfect life Well almost She is married to a great man She has a great, supportive family She lives in one of the most beautiful cities in the world Her friends are the best.But well, her job isn t great As the sex column agony aunt, Dr Dee, she has to deal with an almost unending slew of queries about the ickiest of things when all she really wants is to be taken seriously as a journalist.Then, just when it seems like things can t get worse on the work front, Stella s dream job of features writer is given to the all too likeable Thandi Upset and disappointed, Stella calls Max to tell him what has happened, but instead she tells a small untruth a little white lie that slowly but surely unravels her whole perfect world.

    One thought on “This Way Up”

    1. "Cringe voyeurism" isn't my favourite genre - being the chronically embarrassed type myself - but the main character grows a spine and is single and mostly happy by the end, so thumbs up!

    2. For me, it took a while before getting into the book, but once there it was all systems go. It has all the elements of a fun book, set in a city that i live in, which was awesome as i knew the places, fun to read with all the ups and down. sometimes i had to laugh silently as most times i read on the train. Have already recommended the book to a few of my colleagues at work.

    3. Terrible!! What made it more terrible is the South African setting and the South African slang "curse" words! The "heroine" is a pathetic martyr! Who in her right mind would anyway make an appointment with a male prostitute!! Aids?? STI's?? Never mind that she didn't go through with it. I didn't finish it, I stopped at the one night stand with a tattoo artist before I got the urge to throw myself of the Gouritzmond bridge without bungee cords.

    4. I'm only rating this book 3 Stars instead of 2 because I had the most fun laughing at some of the most hilarious incidents which take place in the book. Otherwise Stella is the most irritating human being I've ever read about. If there was no Poppy travelling somewhere in Europe I would not have bothered to finish this book. Because Stella is that annoying and I'm just too impatient! Otherwise, great fun indeed!

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