Synopsis from Goodreads: With Judy Blume-like honesty and insight, this sequel toAnatomy of a Boyfriend is about life after first love–romance, sex, friendship, family, and the ups and downs of life as a single girl.
After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.
The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.
But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.
In Daria Snadowsky’s daring follow-up to Anatomy of a Boyfriend, eighteen-year-old Dominique explores the relationship between love and lust, and the friendships that see us through.
Number of pages: 227
My review: Daria Snadowsky does it again folks! Her writing is so deeply personal, almost as if she were giving me advice instead of writing a novel.
So, basically I loved the sequel as much as the first book Anatomy of a Boyfriend. Dom, our main character, is going through the motions again of heartbreak, confusion, and most importantly, love. Even after her senior year/first year in college she still feels inexperienced and confused as ever over what boys are thinking and how they feel about her. I love how Dom sort of struggles with her own inner feelings because let’s face it, what woman doesn’t do that?
Anyway, Dom was hilarious as ever in this novel, and I loved how she maintained her relationship with her friend Amy because I think too often in YA fiction we see friendships overlooked and pushed to the side. Through all of Dom’s inner emotional confusion she always had her friend by her side. Super cool.
There was seriously never a dull moment in this book! I was flipping through the pages as fast as I could and I wanted to know what would happen next. It was sort of that guilty pleasure you get when you’re reading someone else’s diary (psh, no I have not done that. Insert guilty look here). You just couldn’t believe what your eyes were reading!
I like how Daria Snadowsky never held back in both her novels. She definitely told things like they were and wasn’t afraid to write “sex” or “orgasm” on every other page. Although, for that reason I think girls who are a little older should be reading this. Don’t go handing this off to some innocent middle school kid.
Also, maybe it was just me because I’m going off to college in a little under 6 weeks (eep!) but I loved the setting of college and also coming home for break. It’s just such a huge exciting part of anyone’s life and Daria Snadowsky did a really good job of portraying the excitement of college but also the dread of going to school (I mean come on, school is school. Yuck).
Overall, loved both Anatomy of a Boyfriend and Anatomy of a Single Girl. I think they both portrayed really well what girls are feeling a lot of the time, and helped me understand more about myself actually and what I want to look for in a future spouse, and in life in general. If you love romance and contemporary then you’ll love these books!
See you soon,