Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Quarantine Book Club
Because of Covid-19 we are meeting via video chat for the foreseeable future.

0 Loved It
2 Liked It
3 Neutral
2 Disliked It
0 Hated It

• I found the book entertaining and funny especially in the beginning. Over time, I found the characters hard to relate to and lacking in perspective. I thought the book was a very good choice for a book club as there was lots to discuss. – Hillary
• It was an interesting commentary about relationships, gender roles, and how our early experiences in life lead to the decisions we make as adults! -Kerry
• I found some parts of this book more interesting than others, specifically Rachel’s story at the end. I do think the characters were not necessarily likable but the book did a good job at still making you feel empathetic towards them. -Nicole
• Although I didn’t enjoy reading this, I liked thinking about some of the commentary on privilege and modern dating. -Danica
• I did not enjoy this book, but since I kept reading and finished it, I won’t say I disliked it. It held my attention. I did not enjoy the writing style, too many run on sentences and tangential thoughts. I found it overly focused on sex and did not align with any of the characters. That being said, I finished it, which I don’t usually do when I’m not enjoying a book. So I’ll say neutral. I was happy when I was done. -Carrie
• I found the characters to be predictable and annoying. I didn’t care for the author’s tone. I found the end interesting regarding a woman’s place in society and expectations, but other than that I found it vapid. -Steph

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