Author: Bianca Da Silva
Publish Date: September 29, 2012
Source: I received a copy from the author; however, this did not affect my review.
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a fiction fan.
- You like good conversation writing.
From Goodreads.com: ""I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God not to get sued."
Tigra is an ordinary European girl who moved to Los Angeles to follow the love of her life only to be dumped and left on her own in a foreign land. Now, with no money nor shoulder to cry on, she is forced to overcome multiple obstacles that consist of a total culture shock, wiped out bank account, expiring visa, and her new pot smoking roommate who suffers from a serious sex addiction. Living in a city filled with compulsive womenizers and self centered superstars, she only has a few months left to find her new leading man who'd be willing to make her an American citizen."
My Two Cents:
Tigra, a European girl, is unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend after she followed him back to L.A. from Europe, a place where Tigra knows no one. This is definitely a fish out of water kind of story. Tigra is totally confused about what she's supposed to be doing and how she is supposed to get back on her feet again.
Instead of going back to a place where she knows and where she may be able to find happiness, she stays in L.A. and tries to carve out a life for herself by tagging along with another young woman that she knows from her community college classes. It's not a great existence but Tigra doesn't seem to want to do anything to get herself back on track besides go wherever the wind takes her, which makes for a very fragile existence. I wanted to understand more about why she didn't go home or why she was so happy essentially just following her friend around until she found another guy. After all, she is the one that broke up with her boyfriend who she followed from Europe because she thinks that if they begin to fart in front of each other that their entire relationship will go to hell in a hand basket. And then he does and she leaves without having a plan of where to go. I really wanted to connect with Tigra a little bit better.
I loved the conversational tone of this book. Tigra isn't afraid to say what she thinks, no matter who she offends. "NowHOre District" is told from Tigra's first person perspective, which really helps to pull the readers into the book.
Bottom line: a book with good, conversational writing.