Down The Book Cubbyhole

The Geeky Adventures of a Bookish Girl

The Devil Wears Prada — Lauren Weisberger

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While my cousin and I were rummaging through the stacks of books in BookSale, she found this and coaxed me into buying it. It was one of those overrated books out there, so I thought it would be good, plus my cousin likes it, hence, I added it with my purchases.

Andrea Sachs or “Andy” was a girl fresh out of college from Brown. She landed a job in a successful fashion magazine, Runway, as a junior-assistant for Miranda Priestly, the Editor-in-chief of the said magazine. Instead, her heaven sent job that “a million girls would die for” turned out to be a living nightmare. Miranda was a bitch extraordinaire, and just outrageously crazy. Andy endured all the ridiculous tasks such as sending Miranda’s clothes to the dry cleaner, coffee runs, getting the latest out-of-stores-yet Harry Potter books, and other downright ludicrous errands—in hoping that a year as Miranda’s assistant will open the doors to her dream of becoming a writer in The New Yorker.

Seriously, this book almost killed me. It took me a very long time to finish it and while I am reading, my brain is seemingly out of its place; I cannot focus and I just want to put it down and attend to other things. I do not care about the brands that yell Prada! Louis Vuitton! Versace! Armani! Just hearing those gets me broke. I just graduated from a teen/fashion magazine known here in our country, Candy magazine, and they feature more affordable local brands, local and international celebrities, plus highlights inspirational encouragements for teens. I’d rather read something that has valuable content in it than something that has ridiculously overpriced clothes worn by super skinny models.

I didn’t like the protagonist at all and I keep restraining myself from strangling the she-devil though she’s just made out of thoughts, paper, and ink. I didn’t like the plot too. It was very repetitive and the conflict didn’t happen until you’ve ran out of pages to read. Because of that, I am deducting one star from my original rating.

 

Rating: ★★✰✰✰

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