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by Nora Zelevansky

  • ISBN: 1250001188
  • Category: Womens Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Nora Zelevansky
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (July 3, 2012)
  • Pages: 330
  • ePub book: 1256 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1200 kb
  • Other: docx lit azw txt
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 678

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In Nora Zelevansky's hilarious debut, Semi-Charmed Life, an Upper West Side naïf, Beatrice Bernstein, gets swept up in the seemingly magical life of famous-for-nothing twenty-something, Veruca Pfeffernoose, while ghost.

In Nora Zelevansky's hilarious debut, Semi-Charmed Life, an Upper West Side naïf, Beatrice Bernstein, gets swept up in the seemingly magical life of famous-for-nothing twenty-something, Veruca Pfeffernoose, while ghost writing her blog.

Semi-Charmed Life is a deliciously dizzying comedic mystery, filled with as many twists and turns as the maps that Beatrice, the main character, collects

Semi-Charmed Life is a deliciously dizzying comedic mystery, filled with as many twists and turns as the maps that Beatrice, the main character, collects. Nora Zelevansky captures Beatrice's over-the-top adventures through Manhattan celebutante society with a freshness and authenticity that makes every page a pleasure. Nora's writing is unselfconsciously stylish, giddy with references to art and pop-culture, and wholly entertaining. Aury Wallington, author of the New York Times bestselling novel Saving Charlie and former "Sex and The City" writer.

Semi-Charmed Life chronicles the world of one Beatrice Bernstein, as she attempts to gain independence from .

Semi-Charmed Life chronicles the world of one Beatrice Bernstein, as she attempts to gain independence from her famous artistic family and falls in with the socialite crowd. A lighthearted novel filled with rude awakenings, Manhattan adventure, and the blush of first love. Not only is Nora Zelevansky’s Semi-Charmed Life that perfect summer read to whisk you away to trips you’ve only dreamed about, but it’s also about finding and being true to who you are. I look forward to seeing more by Zelevansky in the future because she’s definitely made me a fan. -A Written Rhapsody.

Semi-Charmed Life book. In Nora Zelevansky's hilarious debut, Semi-Charmed Life, an Upper West Side naïf, Beatrice Bernstein, gets swept up in the seemingly magical life of famous-for-nothing twenty-something, Veruca Pfeffernoose, while ghost writing her blog.

Prepare to be fully-charmed! Nora Zelevansky has delivered a deliciously hilarious novel that you will devour in one sitting and then beg for more! ―Jessica Brody, bestselling author of 52 Reasons to Hate My Father. Deft, funny, inspired. Molly Jong-Fast, Author of The Social Climber's Handbook.

Semi-Charmed Life: A Novel. ISBN 10: 1250001188 ISBN 13: 9781250001184. Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.

Charmed Life is a children's fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones published by Macmillan Children's Books in 1977. It was the first Chrestomanci book and it remains a recommended introduction to the series

Charmed Life is a children's fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones published by Macmillan Children's Books in 1977. It was the first Chrestomanci book and it remains a recommended introduction to the series. The Chrestomanci books are collectively named after a powerful enchanter and British government official in a world parallel to ours, where magic is accepted as commonplace.

St. Martin's Griffin. Semi-Charmed Life chronicles the world of one Beatrice Bernstein, as she attempts to gain independence from her famous artistic family and falls in with the socialite crowd. Prepare to be fully-charmed! Nora Zelevansky has delivered a deliciously hilarious novel that you will devour in one sitting and then beg for more! -Jessica Brody, bestselling author of 52 Reasons to Hate My Father.

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Semi-Charmed Life: A NovelPaperback. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Back in the heady days of NaNoWriMo, I highlighted Semi-Charmed Life by Nora Zelevansky as one of the NaNo projects turned real, live novels.

In Nora Zelevansky's hilarious debut, Semi-Charmed Life, an Upper West Side naïf, Beatrice Bernstein, gets swept up in the seemingly magical life of famous-for-nothing twenty-something, Veruca Pfeffernoose, while ghost writing her blog. Veruca's glitteringly opulent world soon seduces Beatrice away from her own insular, arty family with a promise of fancy parties, travel outside Manhattan (for once) and one desperately cute guy. But when her new glitzy lifestyle starts to take on dark undertones, Beatrice has to decide who she is―once and for all. With her own magical touch, Zelevansky deftly explores the world of rarified Manhattan in this sparkling modern fairy tale of first love, finding one's voice and growing up.

Comments

Xisyaco Xisyaco
I purchased this book on the strength of a review in Daily Candy. It is a site that I love and where I get quite a few wonderful tips for goods and services, but this book is for a significantly younger reader than myself. I am of a mid century vintage and this one got way beyond what I know or care about. Perhaps my daughter who lives in NYC fits the demographic better for this type romance novel. I found a lot of it absurd and not too well defined. I think before I jump into another purchase on the strength of one review I will seek out other reader's opinions contained on this site.
Gaxaisvem Gaxaisvem
I loved this book! There is a very compelling dark quality to the mystery here, which keeps a reader completely engaged throughout, and the unexpected catapult "into the light" later in the piece came as a rich reward. This first novel is a highly intelligent piece of work which raises great questions about what "fame" consists of and how it is both bestowed and wielded. A terrific read!
spacebreeze spacebreeze
Let me preface-I am not a reader. I wish I was, but I just don't have the time. I have to be enthralled, entertained, or captivated by the story to really get into it. Semi Charmed Life is that book that non-readers who used to be readers, who still wish they were readers, can get in to! If you love Sex and the City, reality TV, romantic comedies, NYC, laughter, and intelligence, I highly urge you to read this book! Nora Zelevansky does a wonderful job at making the story easy to read-like you don't want to put it down easy-but smart and interesting!
Longitude Temporary Longitude Temporary
a real page turner.. couldn't put it down. great character development..
Xlisiahal Xlisiahal
This a great book especially because it's the arthors first attempt. I loved the trials and tribulations of the main characters
Gldasiy Gldasiy
I really disliked this book immensly, and I usually love coming-of-age stories, 'chicklit' etc. It was just way over-written with too many self-concious references to the current world that actually made it seem really dated and gave the impression of trying WAY too hard to show the author knows what's 'cool' right now. The plot was convoluted and didn't make much sense, but the over-descriptive writing was what really threw me off. Definitely not worth reading, and I would rarely say that about any book!
Malarad Malarad
You know that scene in The Sweetest Thing when their apartment is full of all of their neighbors, firemen, cops, and they all break into song? That's what Semi-Charmed Life reminded me of. Not that anything like that happens. It just had that same kind of random humor. It also felt like a State Farm insurance commercial, since things just appear out of nowhere! Needless to say, this book was super weird. And it works!

Semi-Charmed Life starts with Beatrice finally getting her own place. Unfortunately, it's not the loft apartment she was expecting. Instead, she's in the basement, in a janitor's closet turned tiny, bug ridden apartment. It's a nightmare. But soon, she gets an offer that she can't refuse. A socialite wants Beatrice to shadow her and write her blog! Living accommodations, wardrobe, and travel included! Bea gets swept up in this wild life, alienates her friends and family, and ultimately realizes that some things are too good to be true.

So, under all of the bizarre happenings, and weird humor, there's a really good New Adult story buried here. Semi-Charmed Life is all about Bea trying to figure out who she is, who she wants to be, and what she wants to do. She just knows that she doesn't want to live with her parents anymore and maybe be a substitute teacher. But her ghostwriter gig opens up a whole new world for her. This middle part of the book was my favorite, since the humor gets dampened down a bit and really focuses on Bea's discoveries about herself and those around her.

Then there was a twist! It was so random and out of nowhere, but I found that I liked it! Normally, this kind of thing would turn me off, but it fit the oddness of the overall story. It's a kind of mystery, investigative journalism type thing and Bea has to put all of the pieces together with help from unexpected sources. It was just really weird, but wrapped up well.

I wound up liking Semi-Charmed Life a lot more than I thought I was based on those opening chapters. The beginning is super ridiculous and felt like a parody of Manhattan high society, but super over-the-top. It levels out as it goes along, with just a few jokes scattered throughout. The humor didn't always work for me, but I can't deny that this was a fun and unique read.
Beatrice Bernstein is sick of her sheltered life and wants a change. She wants to make her own choices like an adult. Her senior year of college because she would be living in off campus housing with her best friend Dolly. Her new places turned out to be below her expectations, she is forced to take Veruca Pfeffernoose's offer. She would be ghost writing for the socialite's blog and in exchange she would be living in Veruca's extravagant loft. Writing Veruca's blog also means Beatrice has to follow Veruca - to parties, the spa, art exhibits, to London, Paris, then Rio, etc. It seems like an awesome deal, but when Beatrice discovers that she'd been duped by someone she trusted, she learns to stand up for herself.

I loved this book. I won't lie it did take me a while to get into it, but when I did I loved it. Beatrice is interesting character because of her silly thoughts but the other characters also drew me in because of their unusual personalities. Beatrice's artsy and naive family, her very helpful best friend Dolly, strange dorm mates like Goth Girl and Hormone Guy, Veruca and her posse, and dreamy boy toy, Ben. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. If you really read it, then you'll love it like I did!