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How to Write a Novel

A Novel
Narrated by: Katie Schorr
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Aristotle "Aris" Thibodeau is 12 and a half years old and destined for greatness. Ever since her father's death, however, she's been stuck in the small town of Kanuga, Georgia, where she has to manage her mother Diane's floundering love life and dubious commitment to her job as an English professor, not to mention coparenting a little brother who hogs all the therapy money.

Luckily Aris has a plan. Following the advice laid out in Write a Novel in Thirty Days!, she sets out to pen a best seller using her charmingly dysfunctional family as material. If the mom character, Diane, would ditch online dating and accept that the perfect man is clearly the handyman/nanny character, Penn MacGuffin, Aris would have the essential romance for her plot (and a father in her real life). But when a random accident uncovers a dark part of Thibodeau family history, Aris is forced to confront the fact that sometimes in life - as in great literature - things might not work out exactly as planned.

How to Write a Novel is a brilliant satire of the modern family, at once endearing, hilarious, and bittersweet.

©2015 Melanie Sumner (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Hard to follow

I love the narrator but I found the book hard to follow and jumped around without really explaining a lot of things. I also felt like there were parts of the story that was more like rambling and the use of a lot of unnecessary words. I liked the characters though.