The Roxy Letters

The Roxy Letters

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Bridget Jones penned a diary; Roxy writes letters. Specifically: she writes letters to her hapless, rent-avoidant ex-boyfriend-and current roommate-Everett. This charming and funny twenty-something is under-employed (and under-romanced), and she's decidedly fed up with the indignities she endures as a deli maid at Whole Foods (the original), and the dismaying speed at which her beloved Austin is becoming corporatized. When a new Lululemon pops up at the intersection of Sixth and Lamar where the old Waterloo Video used to be, Roxy can stay silent no longer. As her letters to Everett become less about overdue rent and more about the state of her life, Roxy realizes she's ready to be the heroine of her own story. She decides to team up with her two best friends to save Austin-and rescue Roxy's love life-in whatever way they can. But can this spunky, unforgettable millennial keep Austin weird, avoid arrest, and find romance-and even creative inspiration-in the process?
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2020
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Description: 309 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781982121433
Branch Call Number: Lowr


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Mar 26, 2020

I really enjoyed reading this book. It's easy to empathize with Roxy; her circumstances are similar to those of most 20-something women. Roxy is underemployed with no love interest and blocked creatively. She's stuck, her life is stagnant. This book is chick lit/rom-com, but Lowry places more emphasis on platonic friendships than romantic relationships. I liked the subtle ways characters' racial identities were described. The story touches on so many issues, such as mental illness, gentrification, underemployment, corporations taking over local businesses, and the list goes on.

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