Pizza Girl is one of those books where I just couldn’t connect to the story and characters, and it’s not the book’s fault. I enjoyed the writing and read it quite fast, but it didn’t leave a long-lasting impression.
About The Book:
Pizza Girl is a story about an 18-year-old girl that is going through a lot. She is pregnant, living with her mum and boyfriend, and she recently lost her dad. Unsure of every aspect of her life, she is struggling and trying to get by.
Working as a pizza delivery girl, one day she delivers a pizza to Jenny, a stay-at-home mum that has just moved in the neighbourhood.
Every week, these two women interact with each other, and whilst both are fighting their demons, their relationship begins to blur into something unknown and complicated.
I am sad to say that I broke up with this book, and it was one of those “it’s not you, it’s me” breakups. Even though I loved the writing and the idea of the story, I wasn’t impressed. Both women made some decisions that I still can’t wrap my head around. Especially our heroine. She has a mum and a boyfriend that care about her in their own way, and she doesn’t seem to acknowledge this. There is a lot going on in her life – it’s not easy to go through pregnancy and the loss of a parent, but she also doesn’t make it easier on herself and avoids help at all costs. Pizza Girl definitely brought all her emotions to life, because I felt everything. I simply couldn’t connect to her struggles in a way that made me care about her character. She crossed a lot of lines, especially around the end of the book and I couldn’t get past that.
Aside from the above, Pizza Girl is a very gripping and easy to read. You will be able to feel all the emotions whilst reading. I was laughing out loud and felt the sadness and anger too. If you are intrigued by the synopsis and are up for reading something out of the ordinary, you might enjoy this book. It just wasn’t the one for me.
About The Author:
Jean Kyoung Frazier lives in Los Angeles. Pizza Girl is her debut novel.