Review: The Making of Mia

Title: The Making of Mia
Author: Ilana Fox

Jo has landed the job of her dreams at Gloss magazine – but it soon becomes a nightmare. As a mousy secretary with a passion for giant bags of Maltesers and comfy shoes, Jo doesn’t exactly fit in at the uber-chic office. Her boss humiliates her, her colleagues bitch about her, even the receptionist ignores her. Jo might be overweight and overlooked, but she’s also bright, ambitious and smart – and she has a plan…

This book wasn’t too bad. I’m sorry, I personally didn’t laugh much, but that might just be because it’s like a more mature joke or something? I don’t know, but it was a pretty good book. Joanne Hill takes control of her life as she tries to get revenge against her former boss, Joshua, for humiliating her and eventually firing her. With her connections and cunning mind, she manages to dupe Joshua in a way he didn’t think possible.

Well written and definitely a book meant for girls, haha~ It was interesting and cliche, but not so much so that it ruined the book. There was always that element of surprise and I enjoyed it ~!

The part of the book that really strikes the reader is the ridicule and the crap that Joanne had to endure. Self conscious and insecure, she goes through life barely hanging on. Her actions later on in the novel are empowering and cunning. However, though the novel was quite interesting, I didn’t like the portion about plastic surgery. Maybe it’s just me and the fact that I don’t really support that kind of thing, but that part of the book I instinctively frowned upon. However, the novel was very good overall~

Plot: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Cover: 4/5
Overall: 4/5
GoodReads Rating: 3.81/5

Quotes:
“Take a closer look at me, Josh,” she said with slight menace in her tone. “Don’t you remember me? Because after all this time I never forgot you.”
-Mia

William looked around the cafe and stretched, casually brushing his denim clad legs against hers. “This is perfect, and I’m sick of pubs,” he said.
-William

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