At first glance, Maxted’s heroines fit the chick-lit template: They’re successful, attractive London gals with a gaggle of friends prone to Rupert Everettesque scene-stealing. Then they get hit with a Big Issue – anorexia or a parent’s death – which often brings a movie-of-the-week heaviness. Behaving starts off similarly, with professional matchmaker Holly surviving a rape. But the preachiness is offset by the lovability of the characters – particularly Holly’s unpolished yet wise parents, who make Bridget Jones’ nattering mum seem cartoonish in comparison.
Behaving Like Adults At first glance, Maxted's heroines fit the chick-lit template: They're successful, attractive London gals with a gaggle of friends prone to Rupert...Behaving Like AdultsFictionAnna Maxted At first glance, Maxted's heroines fit the chick-lit template: They're successful, attractive London gals with a gaggle of friends prone to Rupert...2003-05-23
Genre: Fiction; Author: Anna Maxted
Posted May 23 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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