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SmotheredA humorous debut crossover young adult novel about what happens when entering the real world means moving back in with your mother inspired by actress and celebrity Autumn Chiklis' real lifeEloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude and she's ready to conuer the world Just a few minor problems she has no job no prospects and she’s moving back into her childhood bedroom Lou is Post Graduation Depression MotherDaughter Dynamics and Coming of AgeI was beyond keen on diving into this book thanks to the premise of using unconventional storytelling and sounding on par with an underrated favorite of mine Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian by exploring themes of daughter mother bonds through journal entriesIt’s also in a similar vein to Motherest wherein essentially nothing happens plot wise; the story relies heavily on the characters so if you don’t connect with the main protagonist you’re in for a rather lackluster reading experience Smothered is a sold as a hilarious roman à clef told via journal entries text messages emails bills receipts tweets doctor’s prescriptions job applications and rejections parking tickets and pug pictures chronicling the year that Lou moves back home after college Told from Lou’s point of view Smothered tells the story of two youngish women just trying to get it right and learning that just because we all grow up doesn’t mean we necessarily have to grow old After all what is Juvaderm for?A list of things I'd like to highlight• Lou's sister is nicknamed Val short for Valentina and I couldn't stop picturing Abbi's alter ego from Broad City How did I not know that when Abbi gets blackout drunk she becomes Val? Source• Speaking of over the top women the motherdaughter interactions have a lot to offer in the ways of entertainment Take for example this exchange below that sums up uite well the dynamic between Mama Shell and LouHer voice brought to mind Kate Siegel's “Mother Can You Not?” especially when I came upon this exchange later on in the bookThis screams of the aforementioned becauseAdded bonus her mother making sure Lou doesn't relegate in her love life stays consistently funny Sigh Mom has somehow managed to sabotage every single one of my relationships  even the imaginary ones with celebrities “Eddie Redmayne? Really? Why not Ryan Gosling or Zac Efron??”• Which is a sly way to mention Theodore Greenberg To get on Mama Shell's level dating a guy that uses “awesome sauce” unironically is a sign to  But on a real note I do not understand Theo as a character since he barely gets fleshed out beyond his niche of cooking food and taking care for Lou Like what are his motivations for staying with Lou? He gets dropped on us as a fact since he's introduced as her boyfriend™ but we never get to see why they chose each other or even the bare minimum of talking to one another about something besides take out food or Lou's jobless state This is exactly why having a main character in a relationship from the get go is seldom a good thing in my book because they have this whole history together that we as the reader are unaware of and that we weirdly didn't experience in here and it conseuently created this distance between us and them Like how can I root for you to stay together when it's hard to gauge why you're in it in the first place?• Aside Smothered featuring texts Instagram posts emails receipts and made for uite the upbeat and swift readI feel like the positives come to a bit of a halt at this point because all else gets eclipsed by Lou's whining privileged state I mean I couldn't comprehend how she keeps complaining about not having a job upon graduating from Columbia and experiencing jealousy when her peers find their passion and yet she does absolutely nothing to move forward in life Lou literally applies to only one place over the entirety of this book She just sits in bed waiting for her mom to order her around and then complains when she doesLater Theo himself has to put her entitlement in perspective“Don’t you think you’re being a bit dramatic?”“In what way am I being dramatic?” I asked dramaticallyTheo shook his head “You’re living rent free You got rejected from one job This is hardly the end of the worldTHANK YOU She doesn’t even acknowledge how good she's got it going for herself I mean the author tried toning it down at one point by introducing an even shallower character so that the main character doesn’t seem as bad smart move on her part but it didn't play out in the end on account of her constant exaggerations such as I miss college where being social reuired no than stepping outside my dorm room and walking half a block Now all my friends are either on the East Coast or going to graduate school leaving me a completely isolated introvert in La La Land This is pretty much the euivalent of dropping a blind person in the Sahara and asking him to find waterI'm pretty sure Lou has never experienced thirst in her rich life so don'tAnd then she goes on while on a juice cleanse to write Hunger Level AfricaPlease reevaluate your choices in saying this And before that it was the Geneva Conventions with that same juice cleanse “My whole body shuddered No food for seven days? Surely this was banned by the Geneva Conventions” I personally don't care for exaggerations in books so this hit the wrong note for meThere's also the case of her mother outright lying by registering her pugs as service dogs just to bring them along on vacation when they're the furthest thing from stable Drew Lynch made a whole video about this phenomenon of faking service dogs and how this behavior perpetrated by individuals like Lou's mom affects people with trained service dogs in receiving fair treatment at different establishments “Service dogs?” I shouted from the backseat as Baguette blew snot in my face“I registered them on the Internet” Mom insisted turning around from the front to face me “What do you want?”“Mom I know newborn babies who are better behaved than these pugs”“Oh it’s fine” Mom dismissed waving her hand at me “If anyone has a problem I can show them my papers”And while I'm on the topic I couldn't agree with Lou's habit of compulsively lying to her loved ones over the course of this book when telling the truth is so much easier than whatever hole she’s digging by making up these lies And it's tragic because whenever she's caught spinning in her web of lies she still opts to make up another lie The angst surrounding this whole book could've been avoided had she just told the damn TRUTH Her anthem song could only be  Why You Always LyingSo I was beyond thankful when her father finally calls her out on her attitude“Well are you an adult?”I paused taken aback Was this a trick uestion?“That’s what it says on my ID”“No it says you’re twenty two on your ID Does that really make you an adult?”It brings home the uote I read in HONY “Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you're grown up Growing up means being patient holding your temper cutting out the self pity and uitting with the righteous indignation”But when putting those hindrances aside this is the first novel to compel me for the first time in weeks with its nontraditional mother daughter relationship And having Lou achieve some major character growth by the end of the book was satisfying to experience So overall I'd say that if you know what you're getting into before reading Smothered makes for one hell of a bookARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewExpected publication May 1st 2018 Note I’m an Affiliate If you’re interested in buying Smothered   just click on the image below to go through my link I’ll make a small commission Support creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko ficombookspoils This review and can be found on my blog

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Download Smothered Book î 293 pages ☆ Mbjuk Á A humorous debut crossover young adult novel about what happens when entering the real world means moving back in with your mother inspired by actress and celebrity Autumn Chiklis' real lifeEloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude and she's Grimly determined to stick to a rigorous schedule to get a job and get out of her parents’ house Shelly “Mama Shell” Hansen on the other hand is ecstatic and just as determined to keep her at home Who else will help her hide her latest binge shopping purchases from her husband go to SoulCycle with her and hold her hand during Botox shots?Smothered is a hilarious roman à clef told via journal entries text me I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and for that I am thankful I can't imagine how furiously annoyed I'd be if I spent the estimated 1899 on this By no means is it the worst book I've ever read but I can't recommend it Originally marketed as a young adult crossover novel I believe it has been fixed and is now being marketed appropriately as an adult novelIt took me well over a month to finish Smothered I dreaded having to read it because of the headache that was sure to accompany each page turn This felt like a caricature of a millennial All the characters in this book were like those Youtuber's who you think are 17 act 11 but are actually 24 Every Single Character This is like those Georgia Nicholson books you know Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging Like those books but for a adult crowd Books with a narrator like this are fun to read when you're 10 years old and the usage of naughty words are exciting After that point it loses its appeal Smothered was shallow vapid pointless mind numbing and frustrating All the problems were easily avoidable every interaction felt so fake then again I'm unfamiliar with the affluent so and this was hardly an accurate look on the millennial struggle that I thought it'd be The entitlement just wafted off the pages and stuck with me giving me a gnarly migraine I can say two good things about Smothered though It was at times actually funny Not laugh out loud funny but a little chortle Usually when it stopped trying too hard And the formatting was fun We get to read journal entries texts bills medical reports It was neat to see I just didn't care for the actual words or charactersGive Smothered a try if you want a lot of people seem to have loved it As a 17 year old I can't say I was a fan

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Ssages emails bills receipts tweets doctor’s prescriptions job applications and rejections parking tickets and pug pictures chronicling the year that Lou moves back home after college Told from Lou’s point of view Smothered tells the story of two youngish women just trying to get it right and learning that just because we all grow up doesn’t mean we necessarily have to grow old After all what is Juvaderm for Have you just read a psychological thriller that had you biting your nails and sitting on the edge of your seat? Are you in need of a light hearted fun “beach read?” If so then Smothered is the book for you The story begins with an invitation addressed to the family of Eloise Laurent Hansen for Columbia University’s graduation ceremony Lou Eloise Hansen the narrator of this story is receiving her summa cum laude degree with a double major in art history and philosophyIn anticipation of moving back in with her parents Lou has created a document — “Rules and Expectations for Parents now that I am moving back home as a fully realized and capable adult” Here is a sampling from this list Where I go who I see and why I am seeing them are no longer subject to inuisition style examination No judgey comments or faces will be tolerated Mom has to delete the Find My Friend app from her phone which informs her where Lou is at all timesThese two rules form the basis for the story Lou’s mother Mama Shell is extremely controlling — what she says at dinner the night before graduation helps illustrate the point “Okay so I have our whole postgrad life planned out” note the use of the word “our” And if that is not enough Mama Shell continues tracking her daughter because she never deletes Find My Friend from her phoneUnless you have graduated from college with a job already in hand that post college period of one’s life can be unsettling and confusing You’ve lived sort of on your own for four years but now feel like you have taken a giant step backwards — you are living like a child again at home with your parents As Lou explains for reasons unknown to psychologists staying in one’s childhood home causes a person to revert into an incompetent teenager as though everything one learned at college and beyond about functioning has completely gone out the window and one is somehow inhabited by the whiny ghost of one’s inept angst ridden sixteen year old self unable to recall any of the life skills or good habits so carefully developed while one was living happily on own’s own UghAnd if that’s not enough to bring you down there is the fear that you won’t ever find a job and will be destined to live at home with the parents forever But here’s the scary thing Theo What if I’m not? What if I peaked? What if being a student was the only thing I’ll ever be good at?Smothered is told through journal entries text messages news articles photos and receipts making it an unusual and fun read There are plenty of parts that will make you smile andor laugh out loud —it’s not just events but also moments of thought or observation We get to know Lou very well and by the end of the book I wanted a seuel to find out how she continues to cope with her aptly named “postgraduate syndrome” PGS I miss college where being social reuired no than stepping outside my dorm room and walking half a block Now all my friends are either on the East Coast or going to graduate school leaving me completely isolated introvert in La La Land This is pretty much the euivalent of dropping a blind person in the Sahara and asking him to find waterAutumn Chiiklis yes the daughter of Michael Chiklis the actor strings words and sentences together effortlessly or at least gives that appearance Her writing is witty intelligent and she gives voice to many of the issues facing a new college graduate Smothered will hold great appeal especially among Gen X after Baby Boomers Gen Y aka Millenials and Gen Z after MillenialsThank you to St Martin’s Press and NetGalley for an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for my honest review