ARC Review: Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler

 

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I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies
Author: Laura Stampler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: July 19, 2016
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): Harper Anderson always believed she belonged somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick’s backyard can one girl take? That’s why Harper is beyond ecstatic when she lands her dream internship as a dating blogger at the elite teen magazine Shift. Getting to spend the summer in New York City to live her dream of becoming a writer? Harper’s totally in.

There’s just one teeny, tiny, infinitesimal problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn’t have a lot of – or, really, any – dating expertise. In fact, she might have sort of stolen her best friend’s experiences as her own on her Shiftapplication. But she can learn on the job…right?

From awkward run-ins with the cute neighborhood dog-walker to terrifying encounters with her crazed editor, from Brooklyn gallery openings to weekends in the Hamptons, Harper finds out what it takes to make it in the Big City–and as the writer of her own destiny.

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Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies really surprised me. I have never read any book about what it’s like to work for a magazine, and I was immediately intrigued when I heard about it. The book is also set in New York, which I absolutely loved. The main character is filled with determination and is the ideal journalist. Everything about this book amazed me and I would consider it a must-read!

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is so unlike anything I’ve ever read. This book tells the story of Harper, a girl who is selected as an intern for the biggest teen magazine in the country. I really enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes aspects of working at the office and the stress to get as many clicks as possible on her articles. I found this book to be so fun and such a quick read for the summer.

I loved the New York setting in Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies. Reading about the houses and parks was really interesting for me since I have never been to New York City, but have always wanted to go. What I especially enjoyed about this setting was the descriptions of the fashion. Fashion plays a big part in this novel, and watching Harper’s closet transform was really entertaining.

Harper was a good main character overall. She has the guts to go all the way across the country to intern at a magazine and befriend some girls who are clearly more trendy than her. Harper is willing to do whatever it takes to be the best intern, and I admired her determination. Sure, there were times when Harper made some poor choices, but she always ended up redeeming herself, which I appreciated.

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is a unique story about an internship at a popular magazine in New York. The main character has a lot of determination and bravery. I would definitely recommend this book as it is such a cute read for summer.

9 thoughts on “ARC Review: Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler

  1. irena_bookdustmagic says:

    I want to read this book since I saw it’s cover and read it’s synopsis. It’s kike everything about it screams that it’s a perfect read for me.
    I saw it on Netgalley but didn’t even bother to request it bc my ratio is way too low at this point (but I’m working on it).
    It is sooo good to see all those positive reviews about this one, your being one of them.

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  2. Luxe @ Mind of Luxe says:

    I’ve been really excited for this ever since I’ve heard it from a post you put up—a meme, was it? I think it’s Teaser Tuesday, I’m not really too sure, sorry! I haven’t read a book about someone who works for a magazine, and I do love some great fashion. This sounds like the perfect summer read. Great review!

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