My First Lang Leav

I finally got to finish my first Lang Leav novel, Sad Girls. I had no idea about Lang Leav’s type of a writer, nor have I read her other works. My discovery of Lang Leav  just came about when I decided to scout  for new writer to read, saw her book in a bestseller list and I thought of trying her out.

So I finished the “Sad Girls”.

I would have to be honest, I am not impressed with how she has written this book. I felt like there were too many squandered characters and twists in the story. Side characters’ roles were not esthetically built up. I also feel that the plot was unsuitable for highschool-er characters. (Disclaimer: these are just my opinion, you go read the book and tell me if you feel otherwise).

So much of my mini- book review!

I didn’t give up on Lang Leav.  After reading and not being satisfied with Sad Girls, I looked up for her other works.

Why? I just want to see where she was coming from. And I got the answer: She transitioned from poetry to novels, I cannot say this is a better move, but , I found out that she has written several poems. And boi, she was sooo good.

Some of her poems from Love & Misadventure:

Just Friends

I know that I don’t own you,

and perhaps I never will,

so my anger when you’re with her,

I have no right to feel.

I know that you don’t owe me,

and I shouldn’t ask for more;

I shouldn’t feel so let down,

all the times when you don’t call.



Xs and Os

Love is a game

of tic-tac-toe,

constantly waiting,

for the next x or o.

My first Leav experience didn’t satisfy but I don’t always believe in first impression that lasts. I may not be a fan of her first novel venture but I will keep reading her poetry, that’s for sure.

8 thoughts on “My First Lang Leav

  1. I enjoyed reading Sad Girls. I can relate to many of its themes.

    “Relationships are complex things. On the surface it should be simple. But it’s like an onion. So many layers there. The mother-daughter relationship seems to be a particularly tough one. But they tend to work themselves out as you get older.”

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