Author: Laura Stampler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: July 18, 2016
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 Shift application. 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.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler
Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler is a really surprising book. Reading about the life behind the scenes of a magazine is so intriguing. The book is also set in New York, which is an amazing backdrop. Also, the main character is filled with determination and is the ideal journalist. It is a perfect book for summer.
The concept of this book is very interesting and unique. This book tells the story of Harper, a girl who is selected as an intern for the biggest teen magazine in the country. It is really enjoyable to read about the behind-the-scenes aspects of working at the office and the stress to get as many clicks as possible on her articles. This book to be so fun and such a quick read for the summer.
❀ New York Setting
The New York setting in Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is so much fun. Reading about the houses and parks was really interesting and definitely gives the reader a travel itch to visit New York City, What is especially enjoyable about this setting are the descriptions of the fashion. Fashion plays a big part in this novel, and watching Harper’s closet transform was really entertaining.
❀ Gutsy Main Character
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.
❀ A Unique Story
Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler 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.
Quotes: Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies
“And now, because I was an idiot, because I wrote about something I know nothing about (and debatably betrayed my best friend, who can never find out), I’m going to have to turn into some sort of dating guru. In three days.”